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Genealogy, History, Heraldry, 
Revolutionary and Colonial Records. 


alem Press Historical and Genealogical Record, Vol. V. 

Magazine of New England History, Vol. V 



JAN.— DEC. i895 y 

New Series, Vol. III. 



r T^.'-i 


Eben Putnam, Publisher and Editor. 
Salem, Mass. 




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Summary of Contents 



Vols. I and II, 1890-2. 


VOL. I. 

Salem, Mass., Marriage Intentions, Vol. I, 1709-1760. 

Mooars Family. , 

Funeral Rings. (Cur wen). 

Freeport, Me., Marriage Intentions, 1789-1801. 

Maine Epitaphs, Some. 

English Gleanings, Pitman, Pullman. 

Travelling in the Olden Time. (Brooks). 

Truro, Mass., Deaths, 1786-1828. 

"Plymouth. Conn., Cemeterv Inscriptions. 

mj i 1 v i. 

Georgetown, Me., Early Marriages, 1760-1772. 

Slave Trade in Ol-d Times. 

Danvers Historical Society. 

Danvers' part in the Lexington light, 19 April, 1775. 

Notes and Queries. 


Simon Bradstreet's Grave. (Rantoul). 
Bowdoinham, Me., Early Records. 
Concord, N. H., Early Marriages. 
'Essex County Court Records. 
English Gleanings. 
Diary of Mary Endicott, Danvers. 
Georgetown, Me., Births. 
Hines Family. (Mines). 
Humphrey Family. (Guild). 
Salem Cemetery Inscriptions, Charter street. 
Pillsbury Family Reunion. 
French and Indian War Soldiers. 
Salem Witchcraft. (Rantoul). 
Travelling in the Olden Time. 

Witchcraft Considered in its Legal and Theological Aspects. (GoodeU). 
Saugus, Mass., Building of the old Town House, etc. (llawkes). 
Notes and Queries. 








Note. — The "Marriages for the whole United States'" printed in these volumes, being 
arranged in alphabetical order, with cross references, are not indexed. 

References' are to pages, vol. 1 is not specified. Roman numerals indicate the other 
volumes. Tens and hundreds are not duplicated. 

Uncommon spellings are usually indexed under the common forms of the name. 
It will be well to look for different spellings, however. 

J^^This index will be supplied separately. Trice 50 cents. 


Abdett, 238, IL 21(5. 

Abbey, Abbe, 100, III 07, 

Abbigeb, 313. 

Abbott, 122, 211, II 31, 35, 
217,18,25, III 2, 130,72. 

A bell, 150, 64, III 320. 

Abebobombie, 6. 

A born, see Eborn; 1C0, III 

Abstracts, Essex Co., 
Mass. deeds, see Pedi- 
grees; II 105. 

Acres, III 47. 

Adams, 39, 53. 02, 8, 70, 88, 
90, 251, 5, 6,72, 3. 4, 8, II 
8, 122, 4. 32, 53, 7, 160, 
172,203,18,20,70,1, III 
9-12, 32, 00, 8, 97, 111, 
29, 31. 40, 239. 

Addington, 223, 4. 

Adey, III 151. 

Adlard, II 132. 

Afterall, 240. 

Agrey, 32. 

Agrippa, II 29, 30. 

Aishe, 212. 

A K ARM AX, 78. 

Albee, 191. 
Albermakle, 9. 
Albery, II 228. 
A.LCOCK, III 47, 60. 

A LB-EX, III 62. 

Alders ay, 111 197. 

Aldrich, 191. 

Alexander, 90, III 225. 

Alfori), III 182. 

Alfred, Me., II 31. 

Alisox, 23. 

Allbirro, III 100. 

Allen, see Allyn, Ailing, 

s Arms of, II 123. 

\Ancestral, families in 
America, 286. 
II 119, Ethan, his family 

and ancestry, 36. 
36. 69, 97, 8, 9, 132, 90, 1, 
216. 22, 32, 73, 4, 86- 
90. 320, II 51, 119, 28, 
157, III 15, 51, 61, 96, 
111, 18, 207, 25, 59, 60, 
80, 7, 96, 317. 

Allertox, III 170. 

Allsop, III 119. 

Allton, 33. 

Allyn, Ailing, etc., 280, 

Almey, II 139. 

Alton, Me., II 32. 

Alva Plant., Me., II 33 

Alvex, 128. 324. 

Alvord. Ill 243. 

Ambrose, 11 134. 

Amerman, II 118. 


Ames, 96, 220, 308-11, II 38, 

94, III 12, 13, 293. 
Amesbtky, Mass., 205, III 

71, soldiers, III 89. 
Amherst, 8, 9. 
Amity, Me., II 31. 
Amory, 181, III 12, US, 283. 
An old home and its ro- 
mance, M 47. 
Immortal Rose, II 163. 
Earlv court session, II, 
Anable, 273. 
Ancestral Pride. 249. 
Charts. U 187, III 298. 
Ancestry, How to record, 

II 187, III 29S. 
Ancient Ferry Ways. 

III 71. 
Ancoke, II, 192. 
Anculf, 268. 
Anderson, TI 227, III 251. 
Anders ye, 130. 
Andover, Mass., II 108, 

IH74, 130. 
Andrews, Andrew, 31, 7, 

100, 24, 273, 332, 31 

83, 94, 130, 74, 206, 8, 9. 

11, 18, 19, 03, III 67, 

210-14, 19-24. 74. 
Andkos, 175, II 227, III 73. 
Axdkcs 117. 
Angel, 37, 270. 








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Angelo, II 29. 

Annable, II 125, 177. 

Annas, II 220. 

Anne, Queen, 208. 

Anstie, Eng., II 88. 

Anthony, III 106, 7, 209. 

Appleton, 64. 9, 91, 2, 111, 
318, II 3, 4. 12, 14, 63, 
6, 160, III 235. 

Apply, 274. 

Archaeology at the 
World's Col. Expos- 
ition, 182. 

Archer, 30, 155, 324, II 
191, III 220. 

Archbold, 22, 130. 

Argall, 22. 

Argyle, Me., IL32. 

Arlage, II, 87. 

Arlsbury, II 134. 

Armeson, II 134. 

Armitage, 136, II 175. 

Armour, III, 190. 

Arms, see Coat armor; of 
counts of Maine, III 
216, of dukes of Lor- 
raine, 217, ancient 
French, 216. 

Armstrong, III 320. 

Aenadon, 33. 

Arnold, 32, 69, 132, 223, 
71, 347, II 53, 262, III 
01. 118, 222. 

Ashcroft, 272. 

Asu field. Mass , 261. 

Ashley, III 256. 

Ashton, II 19, 1112^9. 

Aspen wall, 273, 4, 
224, 60. 

AsTLEY, II 131. 

Aston, III 96, 251, S6, 7. 
Astreete, 21. 
Aterton, III 60. 
Atherton, 245, II 153, III 


Atkins, 69, 119, 25. 
Atkinson, 215, 18. II 50, 

III 11, 97. 
Atwell, Atwill, 23, III 

211, 313. 
At wood, III 251, 317. 
Auble, III 197. 
Auburn, Me., II 31. 
Audley, II 242. 
Ausgood, 335, 6, 42. See 

Austin, 273, II 83, 192, 217, 

243, III 106. 
Avered, III 249. 
Averill, II 64, 155. 
Avery, 4, II 215, 43, III 

Avis, 226. 
A wood, II 88. 
Ayee, 123, 318, II 217, 18. 
Aylesford, II 130. 
Ayres, 89, II 174. 


Babbe, 130. 

Babbitt, Babbutt, 215, 55. 
Babbage, II 157. 
Bachellor, see Batchel- 

der, 190, 1, II 174, 221. 
Backer, II 215. 
Backus, Backhouse, 69, 

III 120, 70, 314. x 

Bacon, 190, 217, 274, 324. ' 

III 22, 3, 229, 310. 
Badcock, II 222. 
Badeau, 70. 
Bagaduce, II 73. 
Bagley, II 262, III 89, 

116, 18. 
Bagnold, III 118. 
Bahamas, II 228. 
Bailey, Bayley, 33, 44, 67, 

9, 106, 75, 222, 320, II 

93, 4, 130, 187, 207, III 

14, 62, 111, 128, 311. 
Baileyville, Me., II 31. 
Bainbridge, II 96. 
BairdIII, 91. 
Baker 22, 33, 79, 190, 257, 


41, 181, 254, 7, 9. 
Balch, 30, 4, 251, 3, 348, 

11221,72, III 65, 264,' 

70, 98. 
Balcom, 191. 
Baldwin, 190, 274, 312, 

36, 40, 1, II 26, 207, 11, 

14,1116, 257, 314; Me., 

II 32 


Balfour, 29. 

Ball, 130, 57. 65, 90, 308, 

9-11, II 215, III 214, 

300, 17. 
Ballard, 117. II 154, 168. 
Ballert, II 136. 
Bal meant, 129. 
Balloons, 80. 
Ballou, 30, 127, II 83. 
Ballston, II 112. 
Baltimore, Loed,.8Q; his 

will, 2S2. 
Bam ford, III 60. 
Bancks. II 136. 
Bancroft, 338, II 95, III 

Band, 118. 
Bane, III 140. 
Bangor, Me., II 32. 
Banister, 223. 
Banks, III 6S. 
Banta, III, 62, 6. 
Barber, 69, III 52, 251,66. 
Barce, 33. 

Barclay, II 226, III 197. 
Bardens, 191. 
Bardwell, S9. 
Barford, II, 224. 
Barker, 22, 33, 198, 330, 

II 22, 171, 3, 217-19,111 

296, 318. 
Barlou, 289. 
Barm aster, III 116. 
Barnard, 187, 8, 111 5, 229, 

Me., II 32. 

Barney, III 275. 
Barndwell. II 196. 
Barns, 34, 90, 189, 307-11, 

II 206, 208-10, 12-14. Ill 
68, 250,60, 315. 

Barrett. Ill 29, 129, 30, 

225. 6. 60, 05 
Barrey, II 95, 111 251. 
Barrick, 137. 
Barron, 308, 9-11, III 130. 
Barrows, 219. 
Barston, III 25. 
Barstow, 273. 
Bartholomew, II 8, 9. 
Barthon, 80. 
Bartlett, 37, 69.80, 191, 

318, II 166, 217 20. 240, 

III 110, 242, 4, fcS, 9, 

Bartole, Bartoll, 129, 136, 

see Beartell. 
Barton, 37, 177, 78, 80, 

III 22, 
Bartlot, 88. 
Bass, 232, 1 [ 262. 
Bassett, 1189-91, 131. 
Batch eldor, see Batchel- 

lor, 28, 30, 125, "253, II 

10, 64, 83, 94, 105, III 

Bates, 33, 4, Bale. II 1 . 
Bateman, II 224, III i 

224,5,7,31,2. 59, 60 ' 
Bath, Me., II 32. 
Batherst, III 254, 5 

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Batte, 130, 32:}. 

Battle of Bunker Hill, 

53; Long Island, 45. 
Baunton, 129. 
Baxtek, 38, II 175, III 

Hayek, III 92. 
Bayle, II 89, 90. 
Baziek, II 126. 
Be ac ham, II, 175. 
Be ale, 174, II 20, 1, III 

127, 8. 
Beamer, III 197. 
Bean, 09, II 217-20, III 

112, 2S0. 
Beard, 117, 29, 210, 57, II 

Bearbsley, Bardsley, 70, 

II 271, III 32, 228. 
Bearkee, II 220. 
Beartell, III 300. 
Beavors, II, 115, 110. 
Beckley, III 12. 
Beckwith, III 213, 19. 
Bedull, II 132. 
Beers, 347. 
Belcher, 5, 34, 179, 88, 

221-4, II 175, III 130, 

277, 317. 
Belchertoyvn", Mass., 89. 
Belfast, Me., II 32. 
Belgrade, Me., II 33. 
Belknap, 135, II 217, III 

2QO 177 
•»•>, I 1. 

Bell, 88, II 273. 
Bellingham, II 82, 178. 
Bellomont, 232. 
Bellucci, II 07. 

Bemis, 118, 221, III 260/ 

Benedict, 23, 36. 
Benedicta, Me., II 33. 
Benjamin, III, 253. 
Benner, III, 00. 
Bennett, 90, 101, 273, II 

217, 223, III 05, 228, 03, 

Bent,' 189, II 170, III 320. 
Bkntley, II 19, III 21, 00. 
Benton, III, 243, 4, 8, 90. 
Bekmett, III 118. 
Bernard, II 202. 
Berri, ducte de, III, 130. 
Berrien, II 115-18. 
/Berry, 88, 124, II 221, III 

155, 318. 
Bertine, III 98. 
Bertoni, III 105. 
Bessom, 07, 106. 
Beste, 130. 
Bethel, Me., Intentions 

of marriage, 1801-13, 

II 217. 

Beveridge, III 252. 
Bickford, II 228. 

BlCKNELL, 348. 

BlDDLE, II 90, 7, 100, III 

BiGELOW, 118, 90, 312, III 

Bigg, III 128. 1 

BlLDSON, III 152. *! 

Bill, III 299, 317. 
Billerica, III 130. 
Billin, and Billings, 
120, 255,308-11. 


Bindings, 83. 
Bindley, 288. 
Bingham, 69. 
Binley, II 138, III 126. 
Birch ard, 160. — 
Birds all, 135. 
Bisbe, 33. 

Bishop, 33, 4, 90-100, 257, 
\ II 22S, III 23, 67, 197, 

222, 41,88, 310. 
Families of Conn., Ill 

241, 88, 311. 
BlSSELL, 111 244. 
BlXBER, 100. 

Bixuy, II 95, III 129, 225, 

60, 95, 6, 320. 
Black, 29, 31, 88, 118, 26, 

27, 251, 3, 320, 111 119. 
**6lackledge, II 215. 
Blagdon. II 215. 
Blaine, Me., II 33. 
Blair, 118. 

Blaisdell, 69, 264, II 174. 
Blake, 34, 69, 89, II 192, 

219, 20. 
Blakeman, 22. 
Blanchard, 88, 117, II 
169, 220, III 129, 30, 55, 

65. 224, 7, 60, 79, 95. 
Me., II 33. 
Blanchett, 135. 
Bland, 112. 
Blaney, III, 219. 
Blanfokd, Mass., 117. 
Blatchley, III 242-4, 9, 

Blessing, 96. 
Blinn, III, 243, 5. 7, 90. 
Bliss, 89, II 193, 225. 
Blodgett, 260, III 129. > 
Blood, 33, 191. 
Bloom, II 115-18. 
Blosse, III 224, 59, 60, 95, 

Blower, 161. 
Blunt, 69. 
Bly, III, 15. 
Blynman, 165, 192. 

BOARDMAN, 31, III 13, 51, 

2, 27S, 80, 317, 18. 
Bocking, II 5. 
Bodfish, 215, 16. 
Bodge, 250, III 319. 
Boole, 320. 
Bog as, III 256. 
JSojlce, III, 197. 
Boies, 118. 
Boil an, III 197. 
Boll and, II S9. 


Bolton, 203, II 37, 229, 31, 

III 175. 
Bonaparte, 171. 
Bond, 240, 7, 311-13, 35, II 

26, III 40. 


BooK-notes, 11,243. 272 III 

Booth, II 213, III 21, 150. 
Boott, \ 91, II 222. 


Bottom, III 60. 
Borai^ell, Borrowdale. 

ete., 155. 64. 
Borden, III 106. 

BORLIGE, 212. 
BORRAGE, 135. 
Bosker, III 106. 
Bosson, 100, 11-11. 
Boston, 100. II 75: seige 

of II 104; III 195, 201. 
Boswell, 245,111 42. Ill 61. 
Bosvvorth, II 170, 177, III 

225, 317. 
Botery, III 151. 
Both well, 88. 9. 
Boulter, II 174, 266. 
Bourmot, 267, 
Bourne, 134, 5. 
Bover, 247. 
Bowdell, III 115. 
Bowden, 100, III 211. 
Bowditcii, 37, 221. 
Bowooin, II, 20. 
Bowdoinham, Me., II 33, 

Bo wen, 132, III 249. 
Bowers, II 123, III 129, 

Bowker, 255. 
Boxlorse, II 175. 
Boyd, 88, 190, III 130. 
Boy-den, 191. 
boyington, ii 215. 


Boynton, II 63, 94, III, 11. 


Boyston, II 271. 
Brabrook, III 90-3. 









Brackett, 124, 93, II 179, 

III 184. 
Br adders, II 87. 
Bradbury, 137, 87, 89,93, 

II 26, 173, III 115. 
Bradford, 274, II 200-15, 

III 62, 131, 235. 
Bradley, 69, 118, II 35, 7, 

127, ISO, III 242, 3, 93. 
Bradshaw, II 135, III 21. 
Bradstreet, 9, 69, 103, 

75, 222,114,5, 173, 4, 

III 92, 275. 
Bragaw, II 115, 16. 
Bragg, II 21S, III 247, 314. 
Brant, 124. Ill 161. 
Brasey, II, 173. 
Brattle, 223, III 253, 75. 
Breed, 159, II 179. 
Breeden, HI 277, 9. 
Breme, II 228. 
Brechin, III 6S. 
Brendon, II 89. 
Brether, III 25. 
Brett, III 12. 
L.ui!/\\Li;, o4, 73, 190, 2jJ, 

III 62, 96. 
Beibner, 320. 
Brick, II 122; Bricks II 

Brickett, 126, III 9, 10. 
Brickford, III 12. 
Bridge, 14, 38, 312-14, 20, 

37, 40-2, II 83. 
Bridges, 88, 9, 124, 238, 

312, 18, 40-2, II 170. 
Brigham, II 173. 
Bridge water, 82; Me., 

II 34. 
Briggs, II 175, III 87. 
Brigge, 127. 
Brigiite, 23. 
Bridgham, II 10S. 
Bridgton, Me. II 34. 
Brinckerhoff, II 115-18. 
Beinley, 133. 
Brintnal, 34, 80, III 277, 

8, 80, 317, 18. 
Brinto, II 245. 
Briscoe, II 135. 
Bristol, III 316. 
Brittox, II 160, III 277. 
Broadstreet, see Brad- 
Brocklebaxk, II 94, III 

Brodgate, II 133. 
Bromfyld, II 262. 

Bromwick, II 129. 

Bromley, II 265, III 119. 

Brooke, 211, II 271, III 

Brooks, 15, 69. 90, 118. 296, 
313, 14, 37, 40-2, II 220, 
63, III 23, 32, 62, 154, 
225, 6, 7, 31, 4, 60, 3, 
SO, 95. 

Brooksville, Me., II 34. 

Brooklixe, Me., II 34. 

Brooklyn, Ct., 5. 

Broom, 193. 

Broughtox, III 96. 

Brouse, II 169, 173. 

Brown, Browxe. 41. 70, 
113, 18, 20. 3-5; 31-3. 6, 
5i5. 69, 7 i, 6, 9-81, 90. 8, 
212, 23, 43, 50, 64, 70-4, 
89, 306-9, 20, 47, II 13, 
27, 41, 62, 4. 6, 94, 5, 
105, 30, 65, 73, 217-21, 
61, 2, III 12, 14, 60, 89, 
110, 15, 17, 29, 31, 72, 
210, 11, 22, 5, 7,51. 9, 
87, 92, 300, 1 «. — 

Bruce, III 171, 259, 96. 

Brud, 37. 

Bruen, 136, 

Brunswick, Me.. 137, II 
72, 157, 227; Marriage 
intentions, III 251, 87. 

Bryant, 127, II 10, III 
161, 260. 95. 

Buck, II 174, III 172. 

buckefold, 22. 

Buckler. 190. 

Bucklin, III 210, 11. 

BUCKNAM, 191. 

Budd, III 97. 
Buell, III 248, 314. 
Buffixgtox, III 299. 
Buffoi, II 179. 
Buggs, 320. 
Bugxon, 232. 

Bulkington, Eng., II 134. 

BULKLEY, HI 300, 10. 

Bull, 225, III 97, 106. 
Bullard, 88, III 290. 
Bullock, III 29. 
Bun come, 257. 
Bunker Hill, battle of, 

13-16, 306, 40, II 105. 
Bunker, II 121, 57. 
Buntin, 131. 
Burrank. II 218. Ill 89. 

Burcil Ill 226. 
Burditt, III 317. 
Burford, III 29. 
Burg a, II 115, 16. 
Buboes, 23, III 119, 243, 7, 

Bcrgoyne, IS, 9, 207. 
Bubkby see Bnrpee. 
Burke, 245, II 24, 217. 
Buiiles^ue, on pride of 

family blood, 165. 


Burxap, III 155, 277. 
Burnett, 176, 327. 
Burn ham, 124, 215, 320, I 

Burns, 32. 
Burpee, III 228, 9. 
Burrill. 78, 180, 221, II 

23. Ill 227, 78, 80. 
Burringtox, III 106. 
Burrows, U 142, 263, III 

Burt, 34, 135, 57, 65. 60. 
Burtin, 136. 
Burwell, III 154. 
Bury, 22. 
Bushe, 22. 
Bushnell, III 246, 9. 

Bt SHELL. Ill 253. 

Busse, III 310. 
Buswill, II 194, III 36. 
Butix, 346. 
Butler, 252, 320. 39, II 

107, 149. 193, III 26. 

162-72, 237, 63, Zebnlon, 

sketch of, 163. 
Butmax, Bootman, III 

Butt, 273. 
bui'terfield, 155, 111 

Butters, 117. 
Butterye, III 151, 2. 
Buttrick, 308-11, 37, II 

25, 107. 
Buttry, II 228. 


Buxton. 100, II 95, 221. 

Buzell, II 64. 
Bydds, Byddys, II 86.7. 
Byfield, 174/ 
Byiiane, 210. 
Byington, 66. 
Byrd, II 132, 3, III 96. 
Byrnes, III 197. 
Byron, II 72. 


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Cabe, II 89. 

Cabot, 103, 80, 81, III 206. 
Cady, 3, 2-13, 272, 3, II 

263, III 225, 6, 7. 59, 

60, 05, 6. 
Cage, III 255. 
Calais, Me., II 72. 
Caldwell, 320. 
Calef, II 149. 
Cally, II 206. 
Calve r, 117. 
Cambridge, Me., If 03. 
Cammatt, III, 89. 

Caudewiwell, 1189. 
Caughnawaga, N. 

Caulkins, 157, 65. 
Cave, III 153. 
Cavelear, 232. 
Cavender, III 222. 
Cavendish, III 22. 
Caxiox, II 69. 
Centenarian, 346. 
Center, III 233. 
Chadbourne, 123. 
Chaderton, III 154. 

Campbell, 90, lis, 24, II Chadavick, 187,217, III 130. 

227, III 199. 
Campe, III 151. 
Canada, reduction of. II 

Cane, II 157. 
Canicott, 256. 
Canterbury. Conn , m 

riages, 272. 
C \ntox. Mo.. TT 72. 
Cape Ann, 192. 

Elizabeth, Me., II 

Capon, II 169. 
Caracalla, II 29. 30. 
Carket. 23. 
Carlos, 232. 
Carlton, 195, II 173. 
Carmel, Me., Ill 72. 
Carmen, III 287. 
Carney, 232. 
Carpenter, 209, 70, 

220, III 225. 

Chaffcomb. 212. 
Chaffin, III 170. 
Chaffye, 128. 
Chalcboft, III 127. 
^Ciiallis, II 174. 
f Chamberlin. J4, 28, 33, 9 
ar- N — 88, 1_2£, 90, 3J4, II 192 v 
III 129, 277,71). 
Chambltn, 33. 
Champion, II 136, 8. 
Champlin, 238. 
Champernoune, II 174. 


Chance- Med ley, 09. 
Chandler. 180, 93, 320, 

II 217, III 2, 278. 
Channing, 39. 
Chapell, 211. 
Chapin 34, 89, 157, 105, 91. 
Chapman, 195, 273, 4. II 

215-19, III 152, 3lfl, 12. 
Charles II, 43. 


Carr, III II, 14, 35-42, 51, Charlestown, III 195. 
71,7, 162; Carr's Ferry, Charlton, Mass., 32, 190, 

III 78. 

Carrell, II 221, III 299. 

Carrier, III 320. 

Carrick, 191. 

Carringtox, 111 128, 253. 

Carter, 124, 96, 218, 73, 
320, II 210, 12-14, 43, 
III 12, 30, 60, 232. 

Cartwright, II 109, 265. 

II 93. 
Charms, II 69. 
Chase, 28, 191, II 93, 161, 

1113,11,14, 15. 172, 287. 
Chauntlar. II 262. 
Chayge, II 264. 
Checkley, 223. 
Chedanne, II 29. 
Cheever, 31, 7, 127, 253, 

III 12. 278, 80. 



Carwithen, 130. 

Gary, 117, 289, 324, II 218, Chelmsford, 

46. Ill 129. 

Casady, 137. Chelsea, Me., II 72. 

Casco, Me., II 73, Bav, Cheney, 124, III II, 64, 8, 

227. 296. 

Case, II 95, 217. Cherryfield. Me., II 72. 

Cass, 61. Chessiiyre. II 130. 

Castine, Me., II 34, II 73. Chessey, 23. 

Castle, 88, III 87. 
Castlen, 23. 
Catton, 111 252. 

Chester, 13, 87, 205. 
Chesterville, Me., II 72. 


ClIEYNEY, 324, II 93. 

C. A. It. Soc, II r 139. 
Ciiilds, 118, II 15, III 200. 
Chipman, III 68, 89. 
Chisam, 124. 
Chismore. Ill 89. 
Chittenden, III 243-0, 9. 

,50, 88, 0, 90, 315, 16. 
Chittock, III 257. 
Choate, 125, II 11, III 

Christian, III 130. 
Christie. Ill 199, 252. 
Chubb, 134, 91. 
Chuckaluk. Ill 130. 
Church, 89, II 204, III 

106, 225, 6. 59, 00. 06. 
Churchill. 33, 4. 
Churchman. 135, 6. 
Chute. 1 10. Ill 11, 0s, 320. 
Claire, II 133. 
Clapp, 224. 
Cl Alt i doe. 11 221. 
Clark, 01, 80, 117, -27, 

90, 218. 23, 60, 312. 

20, II 42, 89, 122. 

60. 71,93, 4,211, 15, 

19, 21, 42. Ill 12, 

59. <>0. 112, 16. 225, 

78, 90. 
Claus, III 101, 4. 
Clay, III 288. 
Clayton, III 197. 
Cleaveland. 29. 30. 153- 

65. 93. 0. 221, 9, 51, 67, 

72, 3, 111 253. 

C LE A Y E L AN 1), G RO YE R , 

X. E. ancestry of. 15:5. 
Clever, II 103. 
Cleaves, 215. II 119. 
Clements. 159, 205, II 174. 

Ill 110. 
Clemons, 33, 100. II 219. 
Cler, 211. 
Cley, 23. 

Clifford, II 131. 215. 
Clinton, 40-51, 0. 
Cloudley, II 138, 9. 
CLOUGH.Clutr, 251. Ill 111, 

Cloys e. 101, 4. 
Cluellen, 128. 

C'OALE, II 22S. 

Coat- armor. 349, II 123. 
Ill 85, 113; Early, 306. 
Coates, 318. 
Cobb, 320. 
Cobbett, 136. 







Coburn, see Colburn, 
Cowburn, 34, 100. 

Cochran, Li«, 32 ), IE! 139. 

Cock ex, II [ 22. 

Cocks, see Coxe, 193, 320, 
IF 157. 228, 80. 


Coe, II 12), III 310. 

C>ELL, 211. 

Coffin, 68, 215, 10, II 174, 
217-19, III 11, 31-42,* 
51, 2, 75. 

Cogswell, 320, It 4,40, 66, 
170, 4, III 08. 

CoGGESHALL, 322, II 20, 

21, III 107, 28. 

CoGGSDALL. Ill 140. 

Coit, 217, 20, 333. 

Coke, III 116. 

Colburn, see Coburn, 32, 

191. 308-11, III 129, 30. 

Colby, 265, II 93, 215-17, 

111 13, 89. 
Cot.]) weather, 80, 
Cole, 187, 9, 214, 17. 20, 

307-11, 18, II 106, 75, 

III 278, 9. 
Cole. max, 117, 191. II 20, 

21, 126, 96, 222. 
Coles, III 263. 
CoLixf;s, III 278. 
Colkett, III 294. 
Collar, III 227. 
Collard. 212. 
Collier, see Collide, 11 

95. Ill 23. 
Collide, 349. 
Collixs, Tilltnghast; 

the family of, III 30. 
Collins, 130, 222, 320, 44, 

II 105, 91, 2, III 24. 51, 

9, 62, 130. 248. 
Colxev, III 90. 
Colquiioux, III 237. 
Coltox, II 150, III 115,296. 
Columbia, Me . II 109. 
Colver, II 116, 117. 


Combe, Combs, see Coomes, 
124, 323 II 228. - 


Compton, II 89, 90. 
Conant, 83, 188, III 270. 
Conrorn, 33. 
Concord, Mass., 306. II 

22, III 130. 
Condi tt, 221. 
Cons, 20), III 313. 


Conn, Hist. !Soc M 103. 

Conn., Iron Works in, III 

C)NNor, TI 217, HI 12. 
Constitution, frigate, II 

Contents of a family 

trunk, 131. 
Converse, III 130, 22 3,7, 

00, 9 3. 
Good, II 213. 
Cook, 100, 18, 22, 36, 55. 

63, 4, 75, 223, 73, 320, 4, 

II 135, III 13. 67, 120, 
72, 208, 27, 60. 

Cooley, 34. 

Coolidge, 125, II 210, 13. 

Coolis, II 161. 

Coomes, see Combs, III 

109, 251, 2, 111 278, 80. 

7, 94. 
Coop, II 264. 
Cooper, see Cowper, 117, 

18,75,223, 1194,196,221, 

III 226, 254, 60,95. 
Coorslix, 346. 
Cope, 270. 

Cope lax d, II 220, III, 262. 
Copley, 76. 
Copsox. II 131, 222. 
Corbet, III 52, see Cobbitt 
Cor del, 320. 

Corey, II 145, III 129, 94. 
Corinth, Me., 11 109. 
Corliss, III 200. 
Cornals, 132. 
Cornell. II 115, 16, 18. 
Corning, 124. 
Cornish, Me., II 153, III 

251, 2. 
Corwin, see Curwen. 110, 

II 149. 
Cost, IT 123. 
Cotiierin, II 216. 
Cott. 240. 

cotterall, ii 266, 7. 
Cotton, 23, 31, 163, 81, II 

125, III 73 
Covill, III 225, 60. 
Cowburn, 33. 

COWDEN, 190. 
COWELL, 34. 
COWEY, 118. 

Cowls, 89, see Coles, III 

Cow per, II 194, 222, 3, III 

Cough, II 53. 
Couchmax, see Cushman, 

III 128. 
Courtopp, III 254. 
Cousins. 107. 
Coutant, 70. 


Coventry, Eng., II 86. 
Cowan, 320. 
Cowapp, III 116. 

Coy, 32), 11 170, 5-8, fam. 

of Ipswich, 176, III 60. 
Coxe, see Cocks, 33. 159, 

211, 21, 320, 4, II 133. 

262, 7, 77. 
Craddock, III 124, 151. 
Craft, III 32,65, 87,196,260. 
Craig, 292, II 42. 
Cralye, II 175. 
Cham, II 173. 
Cramer, III 31, 197. 
Crampton, III 245, (J. 50. 

88, 9:), 314. 
Craxcii. 76. 
Crane, II 139, 54. Ill 247, 

Crawford, 38, 88. 
Cheat man, 31. 
Cresap, 320. 
Cressy, 30, 61, 252. 
creswicke, iii 22. 
Grip be, 128. 

C RICH MAN. Ill 127. 

Crispin, II 94. 
Crispus, 320. 
Crock, 130. 
Crocker, II 4, 13. 
Croecii, 320. 
Croftox, II 105. 
Crokok, II 88. 
Cromwell, 134, 64, 263. 
Crook er, 33. 
Croplev, III 154, 254. 
Crosby, II 215. Ill 227. 
Cross, 256, 11 56, 166, 73. 

218, III 12, 129. 
Crossman, III 1^7. 
-Crosswaithe, II 36. 
Crouss, III 68. 
Croutch, 320. 
Crowell, II 94. 
Crow ins hi eld. 222. 
Crown Point. Ill 89. 
Cudwortii, II 25, 107. 


Culin, II 67. 

Cuj.ver, see Colver. 


Cummings, 29, 12C). 91, 264, 

II 63, 219, III 130, 225, 
6, 31, 60. 92. 

Cummys, II 217. 
Curiosities, 332. 
Curious, Epitaphs, 239. 
Curlius, II 95. 
Currier, 89, 1SS, II 93, 

III 10, 11, 13, 41, 52. 





Curry, 2J7. 8vS, 97, III 13, 109, 28, Cunningham, II 21G. 

Curtis, 32, 117, 22, 35,90, 295, 6. Curtis, III 247. 

257, 324, IF 221. Cushman, Couchman, 34. Cutsole, 111 253. 

Cuetius, II 95. Cussins, 129. Cutter, 6. 

Cuuwen, see Corwin, 111, Cutler, 208, 51, II 227, Cutt, III 1S3. 

78, 9, 81, 221. 3. Ill 225, 7, 31,55, 9, 95, Cutting, III 226, 96. 

Pushing, 32, 3, 167, II 168, 6, 300. Cutts, 121, 2, 214, 15. 


D'Alt'LEBOURT, 231. 

Dai; uk, 22, II 1 14. 
Daggett, i 01 7i. 
Dale. II 88, 95, 221, III 

97, 255. 
Dai ley, III, 295. 
Dai.rymple, II 218, 9. 
Dam, 124. 
Da mp lev, II 95. 
Damon. 106, II 102. 3, III 

12, 231. 
Dana, 57. 
Dane. 317, II 19, 14S, 74. 

Ill 111. 
Damoi.ii], 222, II 209-15 

III 10, 275. 
Daniels, or Daniel, 30, 

124. 252, 3. II 135, 6. 
Danielson, III 47, 224, 6, 

Daniss, 69. 
Danveks, Mass., 3, 28, 

61, 5, 99, 104. 97, II 83, 

93, 4, 140, III 270-5. 
Minute men, 221, III 174, 

Danville, II 31. 
Dai: ban, 128. 
Darcy, 345. 
Darling, 33, 4, III 2S0. 
Darnell, III 96. 
Dakrell, III 151, 2. 
Dart, III 279. 
Darwin, Sift. 
Datton, II 212, 14. 
Davenport, 42, 135, 272, 

3, III 196. 
Davidsov, 292, II 42, III 

139, 199. 
Da vies, II 225. Ill 10. 
Davis, 24, 36, 6(5. 9, 90. 190, 

3, 217, 50,307-11. II 40. 

124. 30, 59. 96, 228, III 

3, 12, 13, 111, 29, 200, 

26, 77. . 
Davy 22. 

Dawes, 209. II 192,- 3. 
Dawson, 216, S'2. 
Day, 24, 221, II 227, 45, 

III 88, 226. 37, 60. 
Dayton, 131, II 109. 

Dean, 326, II 218, III, 15, 


Dearrorn, 38, 52-4, III 

Dearfield. II 197. 
Dearing, 121, 216, 18, III 

Derank, II 135, 6. 
DeBaum, 29S. 
Debevotse, II 117, 1.8. 
Decatur, II 96. 
Dldiiam, Mass., 331. 
Deeds, Essex Co., Mass., 

II 165, III 228. 
Delano, SO, II 83, 160. 
Deller, II 85. 
DlMont, 267. 
Deming, III 243. 
Dempsey, II 221. 
Denell, II 90. 
Denmark , Royal family of 

Demarse, II 116, III 222. 
Den more, II 161. 
Dennett, 215, 16, 18. 
Dennis, II 160, 228, III 

107, 12. 
Dennison, 164, II 5, 14, 

34 173, III 52, 92, 

Denny, 24, 
Densluek, II 194. 
Derby, 134, 320, II 134, 

III 219. 
Derehaugh, III 256. 
Deryck, 23. 
Devens, 15. 
Devekeaux, 136. 
Dewar. Ill 111. 
DlWarvillf, 74. 
Dewes, II 196. 
Dewey, II 97, 101. 
Deyken, III 29. 
Dexter, 136, II 19, 21, 174, 

203. Ill 278. 
Diamond, 190. 
Diary of Mary Endieott, 


DlRGETTS. 1 17. 

Dibley, III 315. 
Dick field, II 174. 

Dickle, III 129. 
Dickinson, 89, II 7, 173 

HI 118,289 
Dickison, III 112. 
Dickson, III 12. 
Dieskau, 6. 
Dike, 90, 190, 1,11 108. 
Diman, 157. 211. 
Din man, 320. 
Dispar, III 279. 
Dix, 190, 111 13. 
Dixes, 129/ 
Dixie, 134. 
Dixon, 116. 
Dixwell, III 127. 

DOBBE, II 89. 

Do doe, 36, 126, 87, 90, 8, 
2(33, 6, 320, II 6, 11, 
272, III 111, 219, 74. 

DOLBEAU. Ill 197. 

Dole, II 93, III 10, 12, 14, 


DOMAN, I 1111. 

Domesday book, 105. 
Domett, 257. 
Domitian. II 29, 30. 
Donaldson, 198, 206. 

DONNELL, 24, 123, 4. 
Doolittle, 311, 44, II 27, 

107, 124. 
Dorchester, III 81, 195 
Dore, 111 22. 
Dorrance. Ill 163. 
Dorse y, 186, 198, 266. 
Doty, 34, Doughty, 100. 
Douglas, 46, 90; Mass.. 

190; 231, III 197, 226, 

Douse, II 139, Til 279, 317. 
Dousie, 349. 
Dow, 234. 

Do wd. III, 213, 5, 8. 310. 
Downe, Downes, III 28, 

Dowing, III 222. 
Down ham, 21 1. 
Downing, 03, 9, 135, II 95, 

III 275. 317. 
Deacoy, ill 115. 



Dkake, 17, 255, ]IT 109.70. 
Draper, 87, ISO, 231,308- 

11,11 207, 11, III 2£6, 

Dhayner, III 127. 
Drayton, 129. 
Draxton, III 61. 
Dresden, Me., 232, I! 1C9. 
Dresser, 33, III 225. 
Drew, 34, II 134. 
Drewen, III 115. 
Driden, 190. 
Dr isco, III 251. 
Driyei;, 135. 
Duos, II 138. 
Dbummond, 24, 124. 
Drury, U 107. 
Dubois, 50. 


Dudley, 69, 164, 75, 9; 
Mass., 190; 204, 22, 3. 
308-11, II w, 120, HI 
243, 8, 9, 89. 

Dudson, 111 120. 
Duke, III 186. 

DlTFFKlN. II 194, 

Dukeh, II 215, 16. 
DULAP, III 251. 
Dubjmkb, 23, 155. 64, II 

322, 71, 2, 228. 
Dunrar, III 62. 
Dundye, III 254. 
Dunham, 212, III 197. 

Dunker, S39. 


Dunkley, II S9, III 294. 
Dune a i', II 123, III 252, 

dunley, ii 105. 
Dunn, 89. 

Dunning, III 96, 287.. 
Dunstarle, III, 129. 
Dunston, 324. 
Dunton, II 216. 
Duran, 308-11. 
Durban, 128. 

Dubfee, HI 204. 
Durham, 118; Me., 109. 
During, 124. 
Durkatt, HI 96. 
DutKEE, 336, II 26, HI 

Durken, HI 251. 

DURYE, II 118. 

Dustin, Duston, 122, 214, 

II 218, 20, III 89. 
Dutch, 253. 
Dutch church records, 

]S T e\vton, L. I., II 115. 
Dutton, 92, II 207-10, III 

Dwess, II 134. 
Dwigiit, 52, 6, 89, 103, III 

224, 96. 
Dwinnell, 125, 252, II 

94, 5, 221. 
Dwyer, 320. 
Dycker, HI 29. 
Dyer, 175. 219, 65, 820, II 

267, HI 60, 107. 


Eades, 129. 
Eames, 102, II 21S-20. 
Earle, HI 107, 208. 
Earpe, III 119. 
Earth quakes, 35, 103. 
East, II, 244. 
Ea^te, see Estey, 11 22, 
244, HI 156. 

EA STB ROOK, 211. 

Eastman, HI 89. 
Easton, HI 89', 107. 259. 
Eaton, 137. Ill I:",, 52, 

112, 226, 87. 
Eborn, II 94. see Aborn. 
Eddy, 242. Ill 195, 211, 

Eden, Me., II 110, 74. 
Edgecomb, 1S9; Me., II 

Edmands, III 52, 316. 
Edson, 84/ 89. 
Edwards, 33, 134-6, 211, 

II 11, 224, HI ^00. 
Egell, 118. 
Eggleston, see Igguldon, 

HI 127. 
Eides, II 263. 
Eingrams, HI 318. 
Elckington, II 222. 
Elder, 118. 
Elett, II 191. 
Eleuthehie, II 228. 

El.FORD, 211. 

Elkington, II 137. 

Elliot, 191, 8, 223, 6, II 
98, 191, 2, 21, HI 14, 
155-7, 212. 

Ellithorpe, III 226. 

Ellery, 193, 320. 

ELLiNTnvooD, Ellmswood, 

II 95, 218. 
Ellis, II 220, III 261. 
Ellsworth, II 94; Me., 

110, III 222. 
Elwill, 38, 171, 217. 
Elwin, II 169. 
Ely^ats, II 192. 
Emerson, 24, 124. 92, II 10, 

11,103.111 6, 89,172,234. 
Emery, 122. 87, 215, 19,20, 

307-11. II 56, 7, 93, 172 

241, III 6, 13-15. 
Emigrants, 262. 
Endicott, Marv, diary of, 

28, 61, 125, 250. 
Endicott, 31. 42, 83, 98, 9, 

197, 251, II 48, 83, 122, 

III 67. 

England, Genealogieal 
Gleanings in, 19, 128, 
210, 55, 323, III 59, 127, 
91, 253. 

English, homes of N. E. 
people, II 169. 

Emmerton, 37, II 5. 

Emmons, 24, III 63, .^8 

English reeords, 111 90, 
research, 97. 

•. • • • 

Ensworth, 273. 

Epes, 180, II 14. Ill 127. 

Epitaphs, 239, 111 81. 

Epping. Me.. II 109. 

Erie Canal, 319. 

Essex, County Court 

Records, 134 ; Stage 

routes, 77; Gen. and 

Hist. Reg., Ill 6S. 
Institute Exhibit at 

World's Fair, 104, II 

197, III 66. 
Deeds, II 165, III 110,22s. 
Estap.rook, 118, III 224, 

Estes, 11219,44,7, III 105. 
Estey, 29. 
Estense, or Estes family 

of Italy, J I 248, III 

102, 5. 
Esteuse, II 247. 
Esther, Queen, III 165, 
Eustace, III 278. 317. 
Evans, 37, 117, 214,11216- 

18, 111 128, 265. 
Everett, 252. - 
Everts, III 242, 5, 6, 88, 

90, 31X ~ 
Every, II 95. 
Exeter, HI 52. 
Exhirit of Games at W. 

C. 1., II 35. 
Eyre, 222, HI 60, 195, 
Eybs, 111 52. 



Fagge, see Fogg, III 127. 

Faikchild, 111 107. 

Fairfield, 80, 121, 214, 
15. 66, 1 1 S, 13, 83. 

Falkxeks, II 175, III 218. 

F alley, 158, 60. 

Falmouth, Me., 320. 

Far bank, 88. 

Fardox, II 89. 

F ARIES, II 219. 

Farley, 222. 

Fabmer, III GO, 130. 

Faexham, etc., GS, 88, 
120, 91, 265, 9, 320, II 

Fajrns worth, III 68. 

Fa keen, III 270. 

Far well, II 220, III 129. 

Faerixgtox. 34, 120, 252, 
II 217. 

Fawkes. II 193-5, 2G4. 

Fawxe, 11 3, 4. 

Fay, III 206. 

jbA'iETXE, Me., 11 ll\). 

Feaex, III 278. 

Febiger, 335, 7. 
Felch. 273. 

Felchaw, III 225, 7, 96. 
Fellows, II y4, III 12, 2(56. 
Felt, 320, II 3, 5. Ill 219. 
Felton, 100, 30, III, 67. 
Fexner, 173. 
Ferguson, Farguson, 90, 

117, 18. 
Ferrix, III 3. 
Feerington, II 216. 
Ferry ways; across the 
Merrimack, III 55, 71. 
Fersox, 320. 
Fessexdex, III 13. 
Fetter, 111 80. 
Fewkes, II 197. 
Field, or Fields, 34, 252, 
69, 70, 90, 111 210, 43-0, 
Fielding, II 135, 6. 
Fixegax, 307-11. 
Fixk, III 252. 
Fixxey, III 116, 252. 
Firm ax, III 295. 
Fish, 33, 190, II 115-18, 

21S, III 106. 
Fisher, 25, 34, 68. 181, III 

Fisk, 88, II 209-14, III 130, 
219, 24, 59, 60, 90. 

Fitch, 37, 176, 317, III 48, 

245, 60. 
Fitts, or Fitz, 33, 124, 35. 

II 172, 96. 
Flagg, 117, 308-11, III 231, 

Flaxders, III 6, 15, 112. 
Fletcher, 239, II 219, III 

231, 2. 
Fling, 25. 
Flixt, 28, 72, 3, 308-11, II 

32, 103, 208, 24,111 J 12, 

Flood, 135. 

Florence, Mass., Ill 193. 
Flower, II 266. 
Floyd, 253, III 11, 60, 89, 

•-'77-80, 317. 
Fjlucker, Thos., Sketch 

of, J i 201; portrait 201. 
Flying -machine, 81. 
Fobes, II 22. 
Fogg, see Fagge, 122, 36, 

111 127, 229,295. 
Foli.oxsbe, II 93, III 13, 

Folsom. 158. 
Fooe, 25. 
Fooler, 820. 
Foot, 124, 63. II 22, III 

224, 5, 90. 
Foreush, see Forbes, II 

Ford, 33, 117, 55, 257, III 

12, 116. 


Forrester, 221. 

Forrey, II 42. ' 

Fort George, 137. 

Fort Hunter, N. - Y., 
Chapel at, II 226. 

Forth, ill 12. 

Fosdick, 125. 

Foss, 216-20, II 215. 

Foster, 26, 34, 90, 121, 91, 
222, 3, 51, 2, 339, 47, 8, 
II 88, 95, 10ri, 7, 211, 
18, HI 12, 13, 50, 60, 8, 
82, 5, 311, 16. 

Fought, 282. 

Fowle, Fowels, 2S, 30, II 
95, 201, III 230, 4. 

Fowler, 25, 31, 118, 25, 
320, II 16S, III 11, 107, 
246, 9, 50, 99, 302, 12, 

Fox, 314, 11265,111116,261. 
Foxcroft,161,823, III 154. 
Foyge, III 116. 
Francis, 31,4, 93, 338, III 

62, 247, 312, 14. 
Franklin, 159, 316, III 

109, 63. 
Frayxe, II 263. 
Feary, 223. 
Frazer, Fraiser, 137, III 

Freame, III 229. 
Freeborn, III 107. 
Freeland, II 218. 
Freeman, 25, 187, II 89, 

III 29. 
Freeport, Me., 192. 
Freeze, III 75. 
Freezey, 124. 
Freke, 129. 
French, 199, 230. I II 51, 2, 

29-1, 301. 
French refugees, III 139. 
French war soldiers, II 

157, HI 89, J 29. 
Fresian family. A, III 66. 
Frezwell, II 1 JS. 
Friend, 138. 
Friends, (K. I.), list of 

aged, HI 106. 
Friexe, 129. 
Fkink, II 158. 
Frisbe, III 28v>. 
Frisox, III 309. 
Frogmontox, 271. 
Fkoxde, II 175. 
Frost, 224, 272, 309, II 

22<;, III 130. 
Frothixgham, 16, 17, 31, 

54, 62, 125, 7, OS, III 12. 
Frye, 14, 338, 40-3, III 52, 


FULLAM, II 221. 
Fulle, 26. 

Filler, 32, 129, 204, 55, 
6, II 12, 95, III 10, 155, 
. 6, 277-0, 317. 

FULTON, 26. 

Fcenkeal Customs, 111, 
73, 221, 39; Rings, 177. 
Furbush, 88, see Forbush. 
Fur nam, 25. 
Furst, 33. 
Fyfield parish, 119. 



Gage, 10, 22, 107, 230. G 

65, 31 J, 45, II 147, 203, 4, 

18, 20, 11152. 100, 12. 
Gager, II 124. 
Gagetown, N. 11, 104. 
Gahan', 26. 
Gale, 313, III 228, 78. 
Gallows Hill, Salem, 

Galymork. Ill 116. 
Gam age, 22, 6. 
Gamel, 308-11. 
Games, II 35. 
Ganeel. II 115, 17. 
Gancel, II 117. 
Gamon, Ill 252. 
Gardner, (Me.) 32; 30, 

191, 8, 221, 56, 66, 3! 2, 20, 

36, 41,2, II 83, 104,8, 221, 

III 12, 162. 211), 74. 
Gardiner, 3, 4, 10. 
Garey, II 207, III 226. 96. 
Garfteld. T! 90. 
Garish, 303. 
Garktn. II 179. 
Garland, 108, III 60. 
Garnet, 33, II 245, III 

Gakrell, III 199. 
Garrett, II 139, 93, 225, 

45, 65. Ill 50, 107. 
Garton, III 22. 
GAsroiGNE, II 223. 192. 
Gascon, II 192. 
Gater, II 128. 
Gates, 49, 181, III 68, 185. 
Gavet, 30S-11. 
Gawdie III 256. 
Gay, 240, II 93, III 12. 
Gaylerd, 256, III 288. 
Geddyng, 324. 
Gedney,. 175, 9, II 165, 

Gee, II 137. 
Geens, 212. 
Geer, II 124, 
Gelder, III 61. 
Gellison, 238. 
Genealogies of 

Allen, 286, II 119. 

Bishop, III 241, 83, 311. 

Cleveland, 153. 

Collins, III 30. 

Coy, II 177. 

Damon, II 109. 

Danielson, III 47. 

Esteuse, Estes, II 24S. 

Falley, 153. 

Frink, II 15S. 


enealogies — Continued. 
Hithcoek. 153, 7. 
Hough, 157, 
Hyde, 153, 6 
Jelli-son. 238. 
Nurse, 9(5. 

Perkins, of England, II 
85, 128, 91, 222, III 21, 
115, 51. 
Porter, 155. 

Scamraon, 119, 87, 214. 
Sewall, 155. 
Tucker. Ill 1. 
Whipple, II 5, 63, HI 
183, 256. 
Wright, III 230, 91. 

Genealogical Glean- 
ings in England, see 
also under Treat, Whip- 
ple, Perkins, etc. ; see 
also under Gleanings. 19, 
128, 250, 55, 33. 

Genealogical research 
in Libraries, III 175. 

Genealogies in prepara- 
tion, 108; How to print, 

Genealogist, The'III 43. 

George, 31, III 20, 47, 89. 

Georgetown, Me., rec- 
ords, 28. 58, 124, (mar- 
riages) 227. 90, II 32, 153, 
80, ill 53, 132, 58, 78, 

Gerould, 34. 70. 

Gerrisii, 335-44, II 25, 53, 
108. 168, III 7, 10, 11, 14, 
89, 109. Col. Jacob, 220. 

Gerry, 221, II 209. 

Gertse, II 118. 

Getciiel. II 61, 216, III 7, 
251, 2, 78, 87. 

Gibbons, 21, 157. 

Gibbs, 178, SO, III 209, 300. 

Gibson, 38, II 206, 7, 12, 
14, 65. 

Giddings, II 83, 173, III 

Gidions, 89, II 83. 

GlFFORDS. 30. 

Gilbert. 89, 123, 264, 326, 

II 115-17, 32. 
Giles, 90, 320, II 227. 
Gilford, II 221. 
Gill, 90, III 52, 87, 116. 

GlLLAM, 181. 

Gillette. 255. 
Gilman, 15S, III 51. 

Gilmore, 20. 
Gilpatrick, 215. 
Gtrdey, 26. 
Gilson, III 130. 

GlNNY, II 103. 

Ginks, III 318. 

Girl of the period, 1700-25, 

Girls, first public school 

for, 104. 
Gladding, III 315. 
Glascock, 37. 
Gleanings, Genealogical, 

210, 55, 323: in England, 

19, 128, see Genealogical, 

III 59, 96. 127, 252. ' 
Gleason, 320, 39, III 317. 
Gloucester, 82, 192, 9, 

Glover, 37, 320, 42. II 


GOARD, 21. 

Goddard, 37, 250. 

GODDEN, 130. 

Godfrey, III 127, 222, 87. 
Goetschius, II 118. 
Goffe, 101. 
Gold, III 30. 
Goldham, III 242. 
Goldsmith, 134, III 118. 
Goldthwaite, 62, 251, Hi 


Good, !I 138, III 29, 126. 
Goodale, 33, 7, 0, 00, 118, 

35, 91, 216, II 11, 05, 127, 

34, III 51, til, 172, 219, 

Goodhue, 63, 108, 320, II 

7, III 12. 13. 
Goodnough, 339, II 107, 

Goodrich, 117, II 121, III 

Goodridge, 61, HI 11, 13, 

15 222. 
Goodwin, 32, 120, 214-10, 

56, 320, II 167. 11173,229. 
^Gordon, 320. 
Gorham, III 237. 
Gossam, II 219, III 32. 


Gott, 26, II 33, III 275. 

Goud, 232. 

Gough, 115. 

Gould, 28, 30, 61, 251, II 

219, III 12. 30, 107, 222, 4, 

5, 96. 


>.• i 



Gove, II 210. , 

Gkace, 20, 117, 24, 218. 
Gkaffam, 320. 
Grafton, 135, 319. 
Gragg, II 22. 
Graham, II 219. 
Grainoer, lib, 'JIG. 
Granby, Mass., 89. 
Granger, II 10S, III 00. 
Grant, 40, 132. 02, 219, 87, 

Grantman, III 32. 
Grass, 90. 
Graves, 118, II 102, 74, III 

22, 01, 111, 248, 54, 9, 90. 
n Gray, 28, 89, 120, 90, 8, 

248-51, 85, II 19, 20, 170, 2, 

209, 10, 14-10, 21, III 130, 

97, 219, 95. 
Great Britain, Royal 

family of, 258. 
Greaton, III 02. 
Green, 12. 20, 41, 7, 89, 

104, 81, 238. 03, 330, 43, II 

8-11, 130, 57. 74, 5, 218, 

25, 7, 04, III 22, 51, 107. 

j0, 220, i, 79, Oj, 317. 

Greenbush, Me., II 111. 
Greene aw, 70. 
Geeenleaf, 320, II 127, 

215, 10, III 7, 9, 12, 40, 

Greenstreate, III 127. 
Greenwood, 289, 320, 48, 

II 83, 218, 19, III 01, 

Greeve, see Graves, III 

01, 153. 
Gregorie, III 01. 
Grele, Greeeey, ^ III 

GrendoN, II 89. 
Geen field, 211. 
Gresham, 113. 
Grey, II 95, 203. 
Gr idler, III 228, 
Grideey, 14, II 105-8. 
Griffin, 30, 330, II 4, 104, 

III 51,2, 24S. 
Griggs, III 109. 
Grimes, III 310. 
Grinnele, III 170. 
Grinway, 211. 

GRioBcRN, II 225. 

Griswold, III 250, 88, 

Gross, II 271. 
Grosvfnoe, 53, 108. 
Groton, III 130. 
Groveland, III 235. 
Grout, 11 217. 
Grover, 34, 124, 93, II 215, 

18-20, III 224-7, 90, 318. 
Groves, II 200. 
Grower, 20. 
Grundy, III 00. 
Gubrin, II 263. 
Guerin, III 197. 
Guild, 195, 231, 347, II 122, 

87, 243. 
Guile, III 225, 90. 
GuiN, 320. 


Gulliver, 73. 
Gunnison, 03, II 4. 
Guppe, Guppy, 23. 


Guy, 320, III 89, 
Gwinne, 31, 115. 
Gyles, III 222. 


IlAINES, IlAYNES, 139, 98, 

II 174, III 12, 08, 255, 75, 

Hacker III 219. 
Hackett, III 222. 
Haddam, III 310. 
Kadley, 08, III 130. 
Hadlock, III 89. 
Hadrian, II 29, 30. 
Hagman, II 121. 
Hake, 212. 
Hakins, III 90. 
Hale, 34, 117, II 93, 204, 

III 11, 12, 08, 222, 35, 47, 
63, 310. 

Hales, 2S2. 
Haley, 120, 87, 218. 
Halifax, N. S., 320. 
Hall, 34, 00, 5, 124, 31, 09, 

91, 229, 321, II 05, 22, 3, 

134, 53, III 12, 22, 88, 127, 

243, 5, 6, 9, 87, 90, 310- 

12, 14, 10. 
Halliday, III 12, 51, 2. 
Hallowell, Me., II 111 

III 310. 
Hamilton, 49, 90, 117, 18. 
Hammon, 118. 
Hammond, II 127, III 12, 

105, 9, S3. 
Hancock, 34, 7, 101, 96, II 

203, III 120, 

Hanckinitz, 05. 
Hand, III 244. 
Hankinson, III GS. 

H ANNUM, 89, 

Hanover, Me., II 111. 
Hantter, II 220. 
Han way, 225. 
Hardenburg, II 118, 
Harding, 117, 20, 211, 12, 

346 II 219, III 102. 
Hardinge, III 01. 
Hardy, 135, 204, 321, 38, 

41, 2, III 235. 
Hare, 255. 
Harford, 58, 257. 
II a rkless, 90. 
Harlow, 34. 
Harman, III 237. 
IIaenden, 117. V 

Harper, 247. 
IIarpswell, Me., 192, 4, 

5, II 72, 111, 53, 7. 
Harrington, II 65; Me., 

Harkod, see Havvvood III 

Harris, 127, 212, 70, 321, 

47, II 12S, 9, 57, 65, III 

12, 08, 2>2, 5, 87. 
Harrison, 229, II 133-5, 

Hart,20,2:;1,II 216, III 120. 

IIartner, 190. 

Haeton, 22. 

Hartopp, II 88. 

Hartshorn, II 14. 

Hartwell, 338, 44, II 101, 
209-14, III 128, 292. 

Harvey, III 5, 75, 221 

Haewood. 33, 190, III 278. 

Haskell, 02, 264, 111 12, 
225, 8, 60. 

Haseebutt, III 119. 

Hassam, GO. 

Hassell, III 231. 

Hastie, III 219. 

Hastings, 1122,65, 217-19, 
III 11, 307, 18; Co. War- 
wick, Eng., 222. 

II ask y, III 279, 80, 7. 

Hatch, 31, 1120, 271. r 

Hatchments, 170. 

Hathorne, Hawthorne, 
3, 41,-64, 83, 105, 221, II 

. 100, III 229, 74, 5. 
William, sketch of, 41. 

Haverhill, III 52; sol- 
diers, 89, 109. 

Havel, 22. 

Haven, II 05. 

Hauti ord, 321. 

Ha ward. 37. 

Haw chins, 212. 

Hawes. 34, HI 152. 



Hawkes, 221. 

Hawkins, 133, 212, II 122, 

71, 96, III 96. 
Hay, III 90, 152. 
Hayden 88, III 160. 
Hayes, 34, 118. 
Hayles, 320 
Hayman, II 165. 
Hayne, 324, see Haines 
Haywakd, 37, IJ 94, III 

Hazeltine, 318, III 13. 
Hazen, 89. 

Hazzabd, II 115-18 III 25. 
Headon, III 2S7. 
Heale, 58, II 136, 7, 75, 


Heaene, 323, III 257. 
Hearod, see Harrod, Har- 

wood, III 278. 
Heath, 17, 46, 206, II 168, 

III 295. 
Hebron, Me.. II 111. 
Hetutn. t?t 251. 
Heddershye, 11 175. 
Hemminway, 102,111 197, 

Henchman, 181, III 320. 
Henderson, 88, III 317. 
Hendman, III 127. 
Hendrick, III 52, 112. 
Heney, III 287. 
Hen fey-, III 2^. 
Henry, 118, 345, II 153, 

III 197. 
Henshaw, 3, 11, 12, III 

Herald, III 251. 
Heraldry*, Origin of, 

Heraldic, 176, III 297. 
Herbert, III 12, 111. 
Heres, II 90. 
Herkimer, III 139. 
Herney, 33. 
Herns, 118. 
Herrick, 100, 273, II 64, 

93, III 67. 
Herrin, Heryng, 60, III 

Hersey, III 89. 
Hervey, III 2S7. 
Herwood, 33. 
Hesey", see Hasey 

Hethersay', 130. 
Hewitt, 162. 
Heyley, III 152. 
Hibeins, II 49. 

Hiebard, II 217, 20, 1. 
Hicks, 33, II 166, III 6S. 
Hickey, II 269. 
Hidden, II 94. 
Hide, Hyde, 153, 6. 7, 60, 
90, 272, 339. 

HlGDFN, III 22. 

HiGGENS, 58, 124. 

Higginson, 42, 103, 15, 62, 
III 52 228. 

HiGGS,II195, 6, III 229. 

Right, 121, 2. 

Higley, 244. 

Hiland, Ill 248, 9. 

Hildketii, 90,206, III 129. 

Hill, Hills, 6, 37, 58, 06, 
$S, 121, 3, 35, 87, 90, 1, 
212, 30811, 31. 8, II 166, 
70. 2. 9, 206, 6(5, III 9, 
10, 11, 13-15, 219, 48, 57. 

Hillmobton, Eng., II 89. 

Hillsborough, N.H., rec- 
ords, 1772-1705, II 206. 

Hilton, II 175. 216, III 40. 

Htkciie, 308-11 

HlNDLEU, 212. 

HlNES, III 270. 
HlPPLE. Ill 20S. 
Hinckley, 27, 187, 216, 74, 

III 251, 2, 87. 
Hinde, III 154. 
Hirst, 161, 79, 223. 
History, local libraries of, 

III 141. 
Hitchcock, 153, 7, 60, HI 

Hoar, '90,307-11. Ill 300^20. 
Hob art, 106, II 121, 111 

Hobbs, 190, 1. 
Ho r ley, II 26 i. 
Hobson, II 87. 8, III 21. 
Hodge, Hodges, 255, 320, 

II 173, 216, 63,111 219. 
Hodgkins, Hotclikm, 60, 

II 4, III 242, 6, 310. 

HODGMAN, 307-11. 
HODGNET, 124. 

Hodsdon, II 219. 


Hogg, III 89, 
Holbkook, 59, 124. 90, 289, 

II 65, 215. 
Holden. 90, 173; Mass., 

190; 312, 3. 37, 40. 4. II 

107; Me., HI 15; 61, 130. 


Hole, 211. 
Ho let, II 192. 
Holinworth, II 174. 5. 
Holland, III lis, 280. 


Holliston, Mass., 11 8. 
Hollowyvay, III 317. 
Holmes, II 131, 205, 43, III 

21, 61, 172, 241, 99. 
I Holt, 198. II 164, 220, III 

52, 74, 140, 234. 
Holton,07, 1O0, 4, 8,3S, 51, 

III 10, 67, 131, 40, 279. 
Holyoke, 177, 80, 317, II 

14, 19. 
ITompijay, III 318. 
honewell, ii 216. 
Honey wood, 174. 
Hood. 59, 90. 
Hooke, II 136, III 29, 74, 

123, 6. 
Hooker, 164, II 123, 50. 
Hoole, III 36. 
Hoones, III 197. 
Hooper, 63, ISu, 321. 
Hoogland, II 118. 
Hoones, II 228. 
Hope, 282. 
Hoper, 112. 
Hopkins, 59, 117, II 153, 

III 119, 123, 205, 6, 8, 87, 

IIopkinton, N. H., 327; II 

Hopper, 23, 11130,43, 170, 

Hopping, 125. Ill 310. 
Hopson, III 288, 314. 
Horgan, 59 
Hornby, HI 237. 
Horne, see Orne, II 89. 
Horse, 59; Horse-neck, 50. 
Hoeton, III 51. 
Hoe wood, 11 204. 
Hosford, 266. 
Hoseley, III 294. 
Hosmer, III 295. 

HoTCHKiN, see Hodgkins, 

III 246, 311. 14. 
Hotchkiss, 111 315. 
Houchin/212, 87, TI 122. 


Hough, 118, 57, 64, 5, HI 

279, 80, 320. 
Houghton, II 210, HI 

Houlton, see HoltonjMe, 

II 112. 














VOLS. I, II, Ill, OF putnam's monthly historical MAGAZINE. XIII 

Houses, Old, Illustrations 

of, 41, 71, 11', 112, 46. 
IIOVENDKN, III "254, 5. 
HOVEY, 104, II 121. 
Howakd, 118, 216, It 218, 

III 87. 
Howe, 8, 10, 48, 9. II 10, 

193, 207, 19, 20, 1,111119, 

222, 4, 5. 
Rowland, II 125. 
Howse, II 267. 
Howyard, II 94. 
Howeett.264,111 33, 73, 94. 
Hoxie, III, 106. 
Hoyt, III 5, II, 110. 
Htjbbabd. see Hobart. 

292, II 42, 175, 6, 203, 40, 

III 51, 129, 55, 72, 237. 

42, 57. 

Hudsaee, III 162. 
Hudson, 23, 117, 54, 61, 

III 59, 109,27, 253, 4. 
riuocuxs, III 229. 
Hugh. II 178. 
Hughes, III 242. 3. 
Huguenot families, 70; of 

Dresden, Me., 282. 
Huist, 223. 
Hueet, III 226. 
Huline, II 193, 225. 
Hull, 90, 117, 75, II 06, 

227, III 60. 
Hulme, II 225. 


Humphreys. 47, 9, 54. 60, 
7, 132, 348, III 83, 265-9, 

Hunneweel, III 277. 

Hunt, 27, 88, 155,81, 90, 1, 
336, 9, II 154, III 110, 11, 

Huxteb, 90, II 226, 87. 

Huntington, 326, III 295. 

II use, II 168, III 10, 13. 

Hussett, 111 22. 

Hutchins, 00, 189, II 161, 
215, III 52, 200, 25, 59, 66. 

Hutchinson, 100, 75, 223, 
4, 51, 308-11, 14, 36, 40,11 
11, 25, 166, 203, 7-14, 21, 
III 67, 157. ' • • " 

Hutit, 89. 

Hutson, 161. 

Hutton, III 153. 

II Y DEN, III 280. 

Hykke, II 269. ' 

Ibbook, 106. 
Iggueden, III 127. 
Illseey, III 14. 
Gen. Israel Putnam, 1. 
Thos. Putnam house 

(1650), interior, 41. 
Contract to build First 

Church, Salem, 83. 
Roger Williams, or 
"Witch house," Salem, 

Oak Knoll, Danvers, 143. 
John G. Whittier, 148. 
Ma]*. Stephen and Marg't 

Sewall, 162. 
Gen. liufus Putnam, 203. 
Old Diary, 1689, 235. 
Church at Trull. Eng., 

Gallows Hill, Salem, 

Memorial, 295. 
Lindall Gravestone, Sa- 
lem, 16S9, 335. 

Whipple (" Saltotistall") 
house, Ipswich, 113. 

Pillsbury house, New- 
bur v, II 47. 

Hon. 'Thos. Flucker, II 

Carr's Ferry, Merrimack 
River, III 35. 

Hook's Ferry, Merri- 
mack River, III 71. 

Francesco Estense, HI 

Old Training Field, Dan- 
vers, III 175. 

Providence R. I , Revolu- 
tionary Memorial Tab- 
let, III 203. 
Immigration, 326, II 79, 

Index armonial, French, 

Indian soldiers. Ill 180. 
Indians; of Maine, 38; 104, 

5, 82, 235. 

Incticombe, III 111. 

INGAELS, 136, II 219. 

Ixgersoee, 99, ]00, 35, 39, 

224, 64, 11 157, III 15, 174, 

Ingeybe, Inglesby, 130,111 

Ingeaham, 348. Ill 247. 
Ixgyeton, 325. 
Inks, S3. 
In man, 12. 
Ipswich, 35, II 3, 5, 6, 175, 

III 90. 
Iowa, Claim Assoc. .Ill 67, 

Iron works, III 74, 181. 
irqqijois, 236. 
Irving. 37. 
Irwin, IT 164, HI 140. 
Is bell, 111 2S9. 

ISHAM, II 92, 

Ives, 118, II 35, 6, III 60, 


Jack, III 287. 
Jackman, II 93. 
Jackson, 91, 2, 118, 24, 

272, 313,14, 39, 1126,154, 

66, 7. 9, 215-21, III 26, 59, 

62, 252, 99. 
Jacob, 22, 232, II 7, 8, 173, 

III 253. 
Jacobs, II 73. 
Jamaco, III 75. 
James, 211, III 13, 228; 

King, 141. 

Jameson, 66, 102. 
Jaques, II 93, 174, III 9. 
Jaquin, 232. 
Jaoutsii, III 14, 
Jaqtjith, III 320. 
Jabdin, III 197. 
Jarett, III 260. 
Javis, II 161, III 200. 
Jay, II 218. 

Jefekrson,320; Me.,11 110. 
Jefferds, 188. Jeffers, III 

Jeffery, II 88, J cileries, 

III 27, 300. 
Jeleison, 265, II 40, Jel- 

eison, pedigree of, 238. 
Jelson, 238. 
Jenkins, 32, II 53, 107, 93. 

Ill 12. 162, 251, 79. 
Jenks. 132, III 310. 
Jenness, II 201. 
Jennison, II 207, 8, III 

Jfnt, 256. 






Jexyns, Jennines, Jenn- 
ings, 245, III 119, 98. 

Jephson, II "204. 

Jeream, 1 IT. 

Jebom, II 133. 

Jessop, III 22, 107. 

Jewett, 60, 09, 2ST, 

94, 219, 41, III 52,89.224, 
5, 7, 00, 93-0. 

II 42 

Johns, III 313. 

Johnson, It), 22, 3, 30, 40, 
89, 117. 229, 45,52, 00, 98, 
1194, 5, 153, 93, 208, 21, 
5, 00, III 13, 52, 54, 01, 
111, 12, 18, 81, 259, 88, 93, 
0, 311. 

Joiionot, 343. 

330, II 89, 136, 207-15 72, 

III 02, 89, 315, 141, 213, 

0, 315. 
Jonys, 256. 
Jordan, 120, 1, 4, 215- 18, 

Judd, 101, II 55, IU 254, 

Judge, II 242. 

Jolly, II 4. 
Jocelyn, Joslyn, 01, 101, Jones, 131, 246, 00,73, 321, Jugeoom, II 174, 5 
III 227 


Kaine, 37. 

Karbag, II 118. 

Keating, 124. 

Keayne, 04. 

Kebbler, II 90. 

Kee, 111 225. 

Keef, 34. 

Keith, 190, 1. 

Keatl, TIT 152. 

Kelley, 00, 90, 117, 90, 

III 74, 152,283. 
Kellogg, 34. 
Kelsey, III 129,/ 30, 312. 
Kelton, II 241. 
Kelvee, II 118, 
Kiindall, 00, 204. II 174, 

219, III 130, 233. 
Kenfield, 89. 
Ke n eb ec K , M e . , 320. 
Keniston, III 70. 
Kennedy, 28, 118, 27, II 

215, III 252. 
Kennebec, III 89. 
Kennebunk, II 112. 
Kennelle, 124. 
Kenney, 101, II 215, III 

155, 6. 

Kent, 89, 288, II 52, 173. 7, 
III 131, Kentish wills, 
127, 253, 222, 77, 80. 

Ker, 118, II 208-14. 

Kerry, 288, III 161. 

Kerkin, III 129. 

Kerry, 218. 

Kettle, III 12. 

Kewar. Kewver, 255 

Keycum, II 192. 

Keys, 118, III 129, 225 

Kezar, 118. 

Kilbourne, 198, 200, II 82. 

Kilo ore, II 218, 24. 

Kiliiam, 37. 


records, III 224,59.95. 
Kimrall, 28, 9, 30, 219, 51, 

H, 87, 337, 44.- II 217-20, 03, 

III 10, 12, 52, 04, 170. 
Kimbebley, II 203, III 28S, 

310, 14. 
Kincard, II 215. 
Kind ale, II 218. 
Kindig, III 31. 
King, 37, 04, 214, II 84, 97, 

100, 34, 6S, 74, III 229, 95. 

KlXGLAND, 212. 

Kingman, II 112, III 280. 
Kingsbury. 190,111 52,172. 
Kingsley, II 83. 
Kingston, 324; X.H., 205; 

soldiers, III 89. 
Kington, II 265. 
Kinney, II 221. 
' Ktnctck, 220. 
Kinsman, III 91. 
Kint, 132. 
Kirk, 00. 

Kitchen, 161, 224, 111 279. 
Kittbedge, III 223, 4. 
Knapre, 128, III 12, 222, 

57, 320. 
Knight, Knights, 134. 9, 

212, 73,321,1173, 87.93, 

175. 219,111 10,89.150,97, 

230, 59, 03, 90. 
Knowles, III 107, 40. 
Knowley, 111 287. 
Knowlton, 34, II 83. Ill 

112 298. 
Knox,47, 118,11 204,111 140. 
Kydel, 22. 
Kves, 339. 


Ladd, 122, 266, II 42. 
Lacy, III 130 
Lafayette, 38, 65. 
Lago, II 133, 4. 
Laighton, 136. 
Laijant, 228. 
Lake, 30, II 157. 
Lamb, 32, 153, 288, II 82, 3, 

III 260, 3, 4. 
Lameerd, 130. 
Lambert, II 158, 66,215, III 


Lamberton, II 125. 
Lamond, III 287. 
Lampiiere, 274. 
Lamson, II 6, 12, III 52, 

Lancester. 227, III 89. 
Lanciani, II 30. 
Laxckson, II 266. 
Lander, 321. 
Landmaid, 65. 
Landon, III 244. 
Lands, value of, III 195. 

Lane, 22, 89, 129. 37, 

215, 23, 321, II 14. 
Langbazary, 170. 
Langdon, 226. 
Langeleye, 324. 
Langlet, II 39. 
Lankshare, III 21. 
Lang staff, 226. 
Lanman, 191. 
Lapiiam, 32, 195. 
Large, III 109. 
Lark in, 198. 



Larned, 33, II 65, III 226, 

60, 0. 
Lareabie, 137, III 251, 2, 

87, 91. 
Lassie cr, III 264. 
Latkward, III 00 
Latham, III 206. 
Latimer, 217, II 165, III 

244, ."). 
Latting, III 263. 
Laighton, 307, 8, III 118, 

Lawlers, III 219 
Lawrence, 210, 44, 04 320, 

1, II 40, 246 III 225, 33, 

59, 91. 
Lawriner, III 120. 
Layor, 232. 
Layton, see Leigliton, II 

Leach. 69, 83, 100, 1. 23,34, 

273,4, III 67, 127, 65, 314. 
LEADrA, III 108. 
Learned, 204, III 205. 
Leason, 111 270. 
Leatch, 191. 

Leathers, see Lether,22S. 
Leavens, III 224, 6, 59, 60, 

95, 6. 
Leayerit. Ill 3 IS. 
Lea v itt, 33,1,218-21, II 217, 

18, III 2S3. 
Lebrige, 211. 
Lechfoed, 174. 
Lechmebe, 180. 
Ledekay, II 5 70. 
Lee, 13, 18, 37, 8, 45, 80, 

138, 56, 81, 206. 28, 320 5, 

II 28, 93, 128, 224, III 26, 

116, 70, 90. 6, 219, 27. 37 

42, 3, 50, 60, 89, 95, 312. 
Leeds, 289. 
Leks, III 116, 245. 
Leete, III 247, 314. 
Lefflee, III 197. 
Leffekts, III 107. 
Lego, ISO, II 164, III 131, 

LeGrice, III 256. 
Leicester, Mass., 190, III 

Leigh III 12. 
Lbighton, II 13, III 107. 
Leister, II 104. 
Leland, 88, 100, II 65, 8. 

Ill 205. 
Leman, 227, 8. II 216. 
Lemont, 124, 227. 

Lemote, 34. 

Lendale, 37. 

Lenox, Mass., 117, III 129. 

Lent, 11115-18. 

Leber, III 26. 

LeRoy, II 163, 4, III 140. 

Leslie, 35, 103. 

L ETHER, 23. 

Letten, II 116. 

Leyerett, 161, 224. 

Levitt, II 153, [II 252. 

Lewis, 130, 211, 320, 1, II 
130, 260, III 278, 0. 

Lewiston, Me., II 112. 

Ley, 129. 

Leysyncroft, 324. 

Lexington, III 100, 30. 

Libby, 218, 64, II 40. 

Libraries, of local his- 
tory, III 141, 175. 

Lickens, II 169. 

LlDGET, 119. 

Lightfoot, II 169. 
Lilly, III 130, 259. 
Limung, 60, 227. 
Lincoln, 207, 28, 53, Me., 

II 197; 216, ILL 87, 109, 

LlNDALL, 335. 

Linebeook, Mass., 35. 


Linn, III 315. 
Linnel, II 219. 
Linscott, III 197. 
Linsey, 124, 227. 
Linton, 154, 61. 
Lisbon, Me., II 113. 
Litchfield, 273, Registry, 

Eng., II 85; SO, 121; 

Wills, III 50, 96. 
Lithgow, 124, 37, 320. 
LlTHGROW, II 154. 

Little, 14, II 2(5, 53, 105, 
211-14, III0, 11, 12, 89, 
197, 220. 

Littlefield, 88, 121, III 



Livingstone, 75, 297, III 

187, III 317. 
Lloyd, III 256. 
Lobe, II 133. 
Local U istorical Societies, 

III 103. 

Locke, 325, III 250, 91, 6. 
Locker. Ill 220. 
Lodt, II 116. 
Lole, II 134. 

Lombard, 227. 
London, III 171. 
Londonderry, II 32, III 

Long, 111 13. 
Longfellow, 162. 
Longley, loQ. 
Longsteeet, III 107. 
Look, 228. 
Loomeii, 164 
LooMis, IIS. 
Loro, 121, 88, 264, II 13G, 

9, III 12, i)2, 125, 72. 


Lothrop, 3, 4, 36, 134, III 

197, 278. 
Lott, II 117. 
Lottery, 326. 
Loud, 218, II 22S. Ill 97. 
Lovkjoy, II 2O6. 7, III 
• 295. 

Lovell, II 92. 
Love, III 154 
Lovet, 190, 273. 
Low, 227, 66, II 42, III 10, 

li, 222. 
Lowell, 53, 91,124, oS, 228, 
III 13, 35, 184, 294. A cen- 
tury of, 91. 
Loyalists, 104, II 160,201, 

III 50, 186. 
Lucas, II 132, III 31. - 
Lucifer, match, 05. 
Lucres, 212, III 278. 
Luck well, 212, 

LUCORE. 118. 

Luckhkrst. Ill 128. 
Lund, III 130. 
Lunenburg, III 89. 
Luist, II 201. 

LUMBEK, 124. 

Lunt, 78, III 11. 12, 222, 8. 
Lushing, 331. 
Luyster, II 115-18. 
Lycett, III 119. 
Lyde, 128. 
Lye, II 132. 
Lygge, III 21. 
Lyman, 0-13, 205, III 249. 
Lynch, III 197. 
Lynde, 176,8. II 201. 
Lyndeb.oeougii, N. II.. 

Lynn, Mass., 265. 
Lyon, III 48, 88, 231, 98. 
Lythall, II 133, 94. 
Lytherland, III 109. 








Mabbs, II 194. 

Mackentike, 303, II 94. 

Mackmazza, 2S5. 

Macaulay, 115, II 67, 207, 

Machden, III 22. 

Maciiias, Me., II 113. 

Mackey, III 219. 

Madison, Me., 122, II 113. 

Madrid, Me., II 113. 

Matsteb, I28. 

Mahoxey, 301. 

Mail, Early, routes, 320 ; 
coaches, 167, 72. 

Main, Mains, 124, 304. 

Maine, Revolutionary sol- 
diers, 32, 1 1 153, Records, 

II 72, 109, 227, III 75. 
Maior, 22. 

Malot. II 228, III 317. 

Malbon, 232. 

Malcolm, 137, 300, II 157. 

III 252, S7. 
Mallaber, III 59. 
Maltby, III 311. 
Malton, III 109. 
Man, 133, 307-11, 37. 
Manard, III 314. 
Manchester, Mass.. OS, 

2C5, II 93-5. 
Manken, 90. 

Manning, II 174, III 130. 
Mansfield. 14, 23, 37, 8, 

313, 35, 7, 40-4, I J 26, 

107, III 112, 279. 
Manson, 304. 
Manton, 270. 
Maplesden, 181. 
Marble, 33, II 95, III 12, 

52, 316. 
Marrlehead, Mass., 38. 
Makcellinus. II 29. 
March, III 5, 71, 7. 
Marine Protest, Ancient, 

Mariner, III 287. 
Marion, Me., II 113. 

MARKHA.M, 108. 

Markland, 267. 

Marie Antoinette, III 139. 

Marietta, Ohio, Founders 
of, 203. ■ 

Marr, 303. 

Marrett, II 129. 

Marriott, III 255. 

Marriage Notices for U. 
S., 1785-1794, II 229, 
III 99, 135, 45, 318. 

Marsh, 190, III 130, 259. 

Maryland, III 98. 
Marsden, 314, 372. 
M arson, II 196. 
Marston, II 91, 167, 95, 

218, III 229. 
Marshall, 124, 53, 7, 89, 

90, 217, 87, 303, II m, 

III 52, 62, 8. 
Martin, 131-3, 191, 348, II 

63, 94, III 11, 52, SO, 

22, 54. 
Martyrs, Quaker, III 106. 
Maryen, II 134. 
Mascabene, 180. 
Mascraft, III 293. 
Masden, 339-41. 
Mase, 345. 
Mason, 190, II 218, 20, III 

62, 196, 219, 57. Maison 

II, 196. 
Masonic, II 83. 
Master, 132, Masters, II 

Mass. reoiments in Rev., 

Ill 62. 
Massey, III 172, 275. 
Mather, 23, 208, 42, 77, II 

141, 3, III 252. 
Matthews, 124, 204, 307, 

II 192, III 59. 
Mathewson, 347. 
Mattawankeag, Me., II 

Mattox, II 169. 
Maverick, 37, 43, 136. Ill 

109. ' 
Maulivirer, III 172. 
Maxwell, 303, III 128. 
Mayrerry, III 63. 
Mayden, II 130. 
Mayer, 232, II 135. 
May flower descendants, 

III, 170. 
Mayne, 37. 
Mayo, 292, II 42. 
McOalley, II 206. 
McCarty, 304. 
McCaul, III 182. 
McChetris, 303. 
McOleary, II 210, 12, 14. 
McClintock, II 207, 9, 

III 12. 
McCobb, 124, 299, 300, .20. 


McDonald, III 2S7, 94. 
McDougall, 47, 50. 
McEwen, 29. 

McFadden, 228, 99, III 

McFarland. 33, III 252. 
McFetris, 303. 
McGill, 320, III 172. 
McGraw, III 280. 
McGregor. 137, 249. 
McIIard, III 12. 
McHonane, 303. 
McIntire, see Mackintire, 

33, II 95, III 295, 6. 
McKackney, 320. 
McKarachan, III 163. 
McKee, 111 296. 
McKeen, 117. 
McKenny, 301, 2, II 216. 
McKenzie, III QS. 
McLean, 249. 
McLaughlin, II 37. 
McMaiion, 302. 
McMaster, 54. 
McNeil, II 208-14. 
McNess, III 252. 
McPherson, 242. 
McSiiek, 90. 
^Meacham, 272, II 174. 
Mead, Meads, 31, 308-11. 

II 208. 
Me AD LEY, 69 
Meadows, 346. 
Mealer, II 121. 
Means, 188, III 252. 
Me are, III 22. 

Meigs, 208, III 250, 89, 90. 
Melat, 297. 
Mellick. 315. 

M ELLIN, 88. 

Melloone, III 130. 
Melzard, 30. 
Melyen, 223. 
Melven, 307-11, III 227. 
Mendon, Mass., 190. 
Mense, III 130. 
Merepoint, Me.. Ill 251. 
Merifield, 88. 
Merrimack. Ill 35. 
Merriam, 190, 306-11. Ill 

128, 57. 
Merrill, II 173, 217. 18. 

Merrett, 274. 
Merrick, III 14. 
Merriconeag, Me., II 227. 
Mertendal, 117. 
Merrimack river, 31S. 
Messer, II 217. 
Metcalf, II 83, 160, 215, 

III 305. 
Metz, II 164. 
Meydes, II 192. 
Michaels, 301. 



Middleton, 23, II 93-5, 
HI 80, Mass., Deaths, 
III 155. 
MlSRSjJtlDLAKE, 212. 
129. MiFFlN, 11 2S. 

Migiiill, see Mitchell, 120, 

III 48, 225,59, 0(3. 
Milbourxe, 120, 33. 
Miles, 46, 90, II 192, 5, 225, 
III 60. 
V Miller, 90, 124, 298. II 
/ 115, 17,138, 74, 2^8, 41, 

III 197, 253-5. 

MlLLETT, III 317. 
MlLLIKEN. 187, 

Millins. 118, 226. 
Mills, II 219. 
MlLNEE. II 136. 
Milo, Me., II 113. 


Miner, 66. 

MiNOT, 307-11, 119, 31. 

MlKLEY, III 59. 

MlSSON, 1 15, 16. 
Mitchell, 118, 23, 4, 9, 55, 

63, III 12. 
Mixer, 191. 
Mixox, III 62. 
Moffatt, III 259, 60, 95. 
Mogg Megoxe, 120. 
MoiiAH. 303. 
Mohawk Valley, 297, II 

Money, Li 126. 

MO X FORT, II 118. 

Monk, 133. 

Monmouth, Me., Ill 139. 
Monroe, 92, 272, II 20S, 9, 

12, 14. 18, III 279. 
Montacute, II 1 307. 
Montague, 312, 13, III 154. 
Montcalm, 7. 
Montgomery, III 12. 
Montreal, 231. 
MoNTviLLE,Conn., Ill 182, 

Moody, 89, 187, 8, 217, 41, 

III 9, 12-14. 
Moon, 219 
Mooar, 11 16)8. 
Moordv, 111 23. 
Moore, 22, 34, 117, 28, 

8, 312, 1131,166, 8, 

64, 7, III 5, 12, 222 
Moors, 265. 

Morey, 191, 270. 
Morgan, 21, 231, III 



■ > > 


Morrill, 188 ; Me., II 113; 
1112, 6, 14, 51, 89, 229. 


Mortlake, 23, III 268 
Morton, 23, 34, III 10, 
Morris, II 271, 111 116, 17, 

Morrison, US, II 243, III 

89, 170. 
Morse, 102, 24, -J 19, 32, 

72, 3, 302. II 120, 267, 

III 13, 68, 89, 131, 97, 

244, 9, 315. 

Moseley, III 118,222. 
Motherwell, 300. 
Mott, 37, III 108. 
Moulton, 303, 35.7, II m, 
105,64,228, III 76, 140. 
Mound, 244, Mounds, 185. 


Mountford, 133, II 263. 
Mowar, Mower, II 212, 14, 

III 110. 
Muckleheron, 89. 
Mudge, 273. 
Mudgett, III 229. 
Muldoon, 240. 
Mullens, 212, III 68, 197. 


Mun, 165. 

MUNDAY, 250. 

Mungeb, III 310. 
Munboe, see Monroe, 308- 

11, Me., 11 113. 
Munson, III 312. 
Mhnyan, III 227. 
Murch, 215. 
Mubdock, III 96, 
Mubphy, 303, It 215. 
X'Murray, 62, 124, 193, 207, 

20, 111 139, 222. 
Murrayfield, Mass., 117. 
Mussox, II 137. 
Mustard, III 252, 87. 
Mustrovee, 323, 
Mqzzey, II 4, 177,206. 
Myers, III 129, QS, 97. 
Myles, II 133. 
Mylwabd, II 103. II j 118. 



NAPi illac, de, 332. 

Nahant, III 272. 

Narding, 232. 

Narramore, III 225. 

Nash, 163, 11 125, 73, 4. 

Nashion, 129. 

Nason, 215. 

Nations, Growth and De- 
cadence of, II 155. 

Neal, 153, II 121, 263, Hi 

Neare, II 266. 

Necoton, II 159. 

Neepham, 33, 212, II 179, 
III 60, 1. 

Negro, 304. 

Nelson, 118, 91, II 171, 

Nemo, 339. 

Nerrice, 211. 

Nettleton, III 312, 14. 
Nevers, II 216. 
Nevit, III 308. 
Newbury, Mass., II 47- 

61, 93,123; soldiers, HI 

89, 287. 
Newburyport, Mass., HI 

35, 71. 
Newcomb, III 130. 
Newell, Newhall, 77, 190, 

273, 321, 38, II 94, III 

New Guinea, 263. 
Newham, II 22. 
New Hampshire, III 52. 
New London, Gt. Ill 257, 

Newman, 37, III 12. 222, 79. 
Newspaper, Ancient, HI 


Newton, 89, 216, II 40, 60. 

Newtown - , L. I., church 
records, II 115. 

New York's Indian ex- 
hibit at W. (J. E., 235. 

Nichols, 30, 2, 126, 91, 221, 
65, 1195, 221, III 1, 14, 
89, 129,237. 258. 75. 

Nicholson. II 96. 

Nick, 130, II 166. 

Nightingale, II 40, 160, 
III 208. 

NlMER, II 15S. 

Nixon, 14, 306. 12-14, 37-44, 

II 107, 69, III 223. 
Noble, 118. 

Noe, III 197. 

NOORDSTBANT, 11 116-18. 

Nobcboss, 32, 06, III 196. 

NORDAN, II 165. 



A 6350i?S 

Norman, III 50, 12S. 
Norris, 211, 56, 68. 
North, 117. 

Northbridge, Mass., 100. 

North Yarmouth, Me., 

192, II 227, III 251. 


NoRTiiRor, 117. 


Norton, 37, 17:;, 287, 323, 
II 1(59, 21(3, III 170,247, 
313, 14. 

Norwich, III, 278. 
Norwood, III 270. 
Notes, sec Queries, 30, 13S, 

92, 220, 62, II 

107, III 32, 139. 
Nott, 111 243. 
No ye, de la, II 83. 
No yes, 125, II 50, 

9, 70, 111 10, 






Noyce, II 174. 

Nowell, 111 12. 

Nye, 123. 

Nurse, II 38, 05; Rebecfea,- 

II 110, III 67. 
Nutt, Ul SO. 
Nutfield soldiers, III 

Nuttall, III 128. 
Nutting, III 130. 

Oakham, Mass., 88. 

Oak-Knoll, Danvers, 112. 

Oakes, 175, II 05, III 317. 

On, II, 182. 

O'Keleey, III 130. 

Oldham, 33, III 250. 

Olds, 118. 

Oliver, 124, 222, 55, 304, 
II 153. 80, 203, III 88, 
172, 275,7, 8, 317. 

Olmstead, 224, 72. 

Olney, 132, 270, 347. 


O'Looney, 245, 

On an eco, III 257. 

O'Neil, II 216. 

Oneidas, II 226. 

Orderly-Book (Revolu- 
tionary) of Sergt. 
Nathan Stow, 306. 

Ordmaries, II 174. 

Okdway, III, 11. 

Orne, 180, 1, 221. 

Orr, 111 287, 04. 

Orrell, II 266. 

Osburn, Osborne, 100. Ill 
22, 67, 90, 210, 22, 310. 

Osgood, 251, 318, 41-4, 9, 
J I 83, 108, 82, III 4-6, 
52, 219, 96. 

Osles, III 151. 

Otis, II 202, III 109. 

Owens, Owen, 80, II 153. 

Oulton, III 252. 

Oxford, Mass., 190. 



Packard, 215. 
. Packwood, II 36. 
V Page, 31, 122, 214, 52, 308- 
11, II 154, 70, III 3, 89, 
208, 0, 22, 50, SO, 315. 
Pagnils, 268. 
Paine, 122, 68, 217, 22, 3, 

72, II 186. 
Pakeman, III 115, 16, 18. 
Palfrey, II 202, III 210, 

Palmer, 56, 198. 288, II 

82, 195, III 12, 52, 08, 

110, 18. 
Pantheon, II 20. 
Paper, 194. 
Parcell, II 115-17. 
Paris, 232. 
Parish Records, 82. 
Parke, Parks, 22, 125, 

H 124, III 119, 255, 9, 95, 

Parker, 37, 181, 98, 267, 

73, 335, 8, II 50, 174, 84, 
209,- 28, 11113,52,60, 1,8, 
70, 232, 93. 

Parkiiurst, III 260. 
Parkins, see Perkins. 
Parkman, 170, III 170, 
278, 303. 

Parlin, 307-11. 
Parmelee, III 243, 5, 8, 

90, 310. 
^Parmenter, 88, 80, II 211- 

Parris, II 142. 
Parrit, 124. 
Parson, Parsons, 100, 

210, 21, II 186, 94. 
Parsons, Some country, 

etc., 71. 
Partridge. 66, 190, 280; 

II 154, III 07. 
Passing Bell, 111. 
Pastor, 323. 
Patrick, 80. 
Pattee, II 185, III 170. 
Patten, Patton, II 154, 

III 128, 231, 52, 0, 87, 06. 
Patterson, 12, 00, 117, 

2 IS, 19, 312, 13. 
Paull, 324, II 138, 92. 
Paxton, Mass., 190. 
Payne, 223, II 5, 9, 10, 

130, 73, 4, 224. 
Payson, ITI 317. 
Pearody, 0, 31, 62, 3, 117, 

27, 250, 63, II 03-5, 103, 

75, 217, 19, 21, III 111, 


Peach, 136. 

Pearson, 30, 321, 43, III 

10, 12, 172, 243. 
Pease, 80. 
Pechin. 232. 
Peck, 272. 
Peddings, III 110. 
Pedigrees, see Genealo- 

~ gies; from Essex Co., 
Mass., deeds, 1 1 165, III 
110, 228. 

Pedrick, II 166. 

Peele, III 219. 

Peirse, Pearse, see 
Pierce, 80, 129, 257, 307- 

11, II 215, 27, III 16S, 

Piemont, II 83. 
Pe.jepscot, Me.. II 72. 
Peliiam, Mass., 80. 
Pellen, II 160. 
Pellet, 273. 
Pemrerton, 332. 
Pemrleton, III 195. 
Pembroke, Mass., 33. 
Pementon, II 173. 
Penchebek, 11 2*4. 
Pend, 117. 
Pendley, III 61. 
Penn, 174, II 127. 

vols, i, ii, in, of putnam's monthly historical magazine, xix 

Penny-post, 321. 
Pennell, 111 87. 
Penniman, III 302, 5. 
Penobscot, Me., If 73. 
Pentagoet, Me., II 73. 
Pepper, III 227. 
Peppeeell, 120, 221, 3, 4. 
Pepys, 173-7. 


Percy, 11, 113, II 184. 

Peru am, III 232. 

Perhemes, II 118. 

Perkins, family in Eng- 
land, II 85, 119, 28, 91, 
222,61, III 115, 51. 

Perkins, 29, 30, 121, 5, 58, 
88, 89, 216, 17, 38, 50, 65, 
8, 72 ; II 7, 10, 34, 83, 85- 
92, 4, 123-39, 75, 91-6, III 
12, 53, 9, 91, 3, 123, 51, 
72 222. 

Perks, III 119. 

Perley, 4, 61, 4, 105; II 
168, III 67. 

Perm ell, III 295. 

Perry, 30, 4. 62, 88, 125, 
35, II 168, 74, 210, 111 12, 

Perryn, 128. 

Perugia, A day in, II 67. 

Petepher,II 89, 191,222,3. 

Peters, II 174, III 116, 

Petherbridge, 262. 

Pettingill, 62, 126, 39, 
252, 73, II 186, III 12, 14. 

Petwood, III 154. 

Pew-seat, Sale of, 297. 

Phelps, 308-11, III 237. 

Philadelphia, Pa., 318. 

Philbrick, II 154. 

Philbrook, 120,11182,111 

Phillips, 62, 100, 2, 36, 90, 
221, 50, III 60, 7, 98, 118, 
28, 53, 62, 225, 59, 61, 95, 6. 

Phillemore, III 139. 

Phinney, III 9. 

Phippen, 321. 

Phipps, 222-4, II 142. 79. 

Phipps Canada, Me., II 

Pickard, 270, III 275. 

Pickernale, 122. 

Pickering, 83, 171,' 266, 
349, III 112, 219. 

Pickman, 135, 80, 1, 222, 9. 


Pierce, 71, 229, 78, 307-11, 

II 168, III 130, 2z7, 50, 

Pierson, see Pearson, 30, 

III 130, 248, 96. 

Piggin, III 22, 3. 
Pike, 88, 219, 20, II 149, 
731, III 12, 79, 80. 

PlLDRYM, 164. 

Pillsbury, II 7, House, 
46; 48-61, III 10-14, 79, 

Pinchbacke, II 263. 

Pindar, III 222. 

Piner, III 61. 

Pingree, III 219. 

PlNNEY, 257. 

Piper, III, 122. 
Pirates, 284. 
Pitkin, 224, III 254. 
Pitman, 135, III 228. 
Pitt, 22, 255, II 165, 201-3. 
Place, II 215, III 296. 
Plaisted, 121, 3. 
Plank, III, 295. 
Plant, II 223, III 227. 
Plantagenet, 268. 
Plats, II 94. 
Playters, III 257. 
Plitford, 257. 
Plumer. 180, II 93. 168, 

111 12-14, 127, 222, 53, 4, 

7, 96. 
Plumebdon, III 253. 

Portsmouth, N. II., 277; 

II 17. 
Post, 156, 7. 64, III 197. 
Pott, III 118. 
Potten, III 287. 
Potter, 137, II 7, 9, 106, 

54, 80, III 53, 68, 96, 251. 
POULTER, 11 266. 

Poulteney, III 237. 


Poutman, III 239. 
Pouter, II 269. 

Plymouth, 33, 196,111 195. 


oach, III 280, 317. 

17, 38, II 186, 

Pochard, 232. 

Poe, III 59. 

Pointer, II 136. 

Pol, 324. 

Poland, 217; Me., II 31. 

Pollard, III 89. 

Polley, 33, 321. 

III 317. 

Pom fret, Ct., 4. 


Pond, III 242, 5. 


Pone, II 184. 

Pontiac, 9. 

Poole, 70, 211, 324, III 82, 

3, 130, 72. 
Poor, 65, 216, 337. II 50, 1, 

154, 80, 217, III 10, 11,14, 

64, 79, 80. 
^Pope, 3-5, 251, II 191, 206, 

Popill, 210. 
Porch, III 318. 
Porter, 3, 29, 30, 61, 2, 

100, 26,7, 35, 53, 55, 61-4, 

252, 339, II 83, 59, 91, 

219, 21, <;9, 70, 11167, 172, 

270-6, 98. 

POETERFIELD, 124, II 182. 

Portland, Me., 17, 319, II 
. 17, 34. 

Powers, 124, 219, II 05, 
217-20, 11153,208. 


. Peasdell, III 129. 

Prate, II 92. 
("Pratt, 89, 118, 212, 21; II 
Vw<193, III 130, 279, so, 317. 
Preble, II 96,215, III 253, 

Prentice, II 158. 
Peescott, 14-18, 45. 55, 

90,161.307-11. 36, 8,41-3; 

Me., II 33; III (09, 203. 
Peessy, 264, 5, III 6, 00. 
Presson, see Preston, 89, 

Preston, 28, 9, 89, 100. 1. 

26, 98, II 62,138. :»>7, III 

52, 3, 170. 225, 60. 
Price. 23, 99, 118,11 12*7. 
Peideaux, 8. 
Priest, 23, 257. Ill 259. 
Prime, III 98. 
Prince, 3, 7, 78, IT 94, 221, 

III 61, 97, 111, 225. 
Prin<;le, 199. 
Prior, 249, II 267. 
Prise, 23. 

Prttciiaed, 136, 288. 
Pritchett, III 3. 
Proctor, 29, 272, 1192, III 

116, 17, 226. 
Profet, II 262, 3. 
Prospect, Me., II 33. 
Proyen, 118. 

Providence, It. I., 69,84, 
- 131, 71, 269, 347, III 203. 
Prowty, 190. 
Pruden, 320, 1. 
Pkynne, 22. 

Public-records, 82. 104. 
Public-schools, 104. 
Puckle, III 128. 


Pueblo Women, 263. 
Pureeoy, II 131, 222. 

PURRINGTON, 120. 4, 265, 

1140,183,241, 11151,170, 




Puritan City, (Salem), 

Putmax, III 239. 

Putnam, Gen. Israel, 
Sketch of., 3, 41, Wolf- 
hunt of, 111 265. 

Putnam, Gex. Rufus, 
with Portrait, 202. 

Putnam, Thomas, House, 
1640, 41. 

Putnam, 3-11, 28, 30, 1, 5, 
45-7,52, 3, 61-4, 71. 2, 08, 
100, 1, 25-7, 4, 5, 35. 8, 
103, 82, 232, 6, 8, 51-3, 67, 
84, 92, 7, 307, 13, 35-7, 44, 
II 8, 28, 36-42, 01, 111, 

12,48,63.8,87, 94, 5, 221, 
42, 73, III 40, 62, 7, 98, 
111, 51, 72, 98,210,39, 98. 
Putteniiam, see Putnam, 
III 210. 

PVNKVM, II 130. \, 

Pye, 111 117. 
Pyewell, II 131. 


Quakers, see Friends, 2SS- 

90, II 179, HI 106. 
Quarterly Courts, II 


Quaetermasse, 321, II 83. 

Quelch, 162. 

Queries, 197, 230, 64. 328, 

II 40, 81, 159, 241, 71, III 

98, 140, 263. 

Quimby, 338, 9, 44. 
Quinn, III 53. 
Quinby, 220. 
Quincy, 175, 222. 


Raby, 308-11. 

Rachell, 111277, 9. 

Raff, 130. 

RAimdex, III 53. 

Rains, 124. 

Rairdex, 124. 

Ralinson, II 266. 

Ramezay, 231. 

Rand, II 201, III 106. 

Randall, 33, III 22, 68, 

Randolph, 196, III 197. 

Ranger, 89. 

Rankins, 187. 

Ransford, II 121. 

Raphie, 323. 

Rappalje, II 115-18, III 

Rasonne, II 134. 

Ratcliff, 175, III 57. 

Fathbone, II 5, III 47. 

Rawlson, III 244. 

Rawson, 191, II 48, III 13, 
15, 96. 

Ray, see Rea, 118, 35. 

Raymond, Raiment, III 
5tf-62, 92. 

Rea\ see Ray, 100, 251, 320. 
II 95, 221, III 67, 112. 

Read. Reed, 12, 15, 34, 71, 
132-5, 91,314-17,1128, 32, 
153, 4, 74, III 56, 87, 112, 
51, 2, 97, 251, 2, 60, 87, 

Reading, Mass., records, 
II 102, III 130. 

Records, see under towns, 
193, 4: Dates of com- 
mencement of early 
Mass. towns, III 195. 

Records, — Continued. 
of Parishes and towns, 
82. of Providence, 267. 
of Essex comity, Court, 

Mass., 134. 
town and county in Me , 

II 31. 

of Hillsboro', X. EL, II 

of Bethel, Me,. II 217. 

Revolutionary, Salem, 
Mass., Ill 219. 
Reding, III 278, 9, 31S. 
Bedford, II 165. 
Reding tox, 292, II 42. 
Redner, III 197. 
Reel, 153. 
Reent, 118. 
Rely, II 228. 
Remington, III 172. 
Remo, III 53. 
Remsen, II 115-18. 
Ren, 124. 
Rene a u, III 299. 
Renshaw, 282. 
Retford, 211. 
Reye, 128. 
Revere, II 8, III 77. 

landmarks, Providence, 

III 203. 
Revolutionary Papers, 


Revolutionary Order- 
ly-book, II 104. 

Revolution aryRecords, 
Salem, III 219. 

Revolutionary soldiers, 
see also under towns 
whence enlisted, 88, 117, 
30, 2, 90, 300, II 75, 93, 

Revolutionary, — Contd. 

104, 53, 68, 221, III 62, 

89. 222 from, 

Belchertown, 89. 

Blanford, 117. 

Granhy, 89. 

Holliston, 88. 

Lenox, 117. 

Murray field, 117. 

Oakham. SS. 

Pelham, 89. 

Southwick, 117. 

Springfield, 34. 

Townsend, 90. 

Westminster, 90. 

Wilmington, 117. 

Wrentham, 34. 
Reynolds, 255, 70, 307. 
Reynolds ville, Pa., II 

Reynor, II, 7, 9. 
Rhodes, 61, 270, II 165. 
Rhode Islam* Revolu- 
tionary soldiers. 132. 
Rice, 205, 7, 21, 11 20, 1. 
.Rich, 211, 72. 
Richards, 28, 222, II, 94 

Richardson, 33, 126, 90, 

-U229, 53, 321, II 192, 6. 

211-14, 21, III 22, 3 

30, 56, 291. 
Richmond, Me.,34, III 290 
Richer, 251. 
Riddle, 232. 
Riddon, II 166. 
Rideout, III 287. 
Rider, 34, II 116-18. 
Ridley, 210. 
Kidlix, 188, 9. 





Riggs, 193, 200, H 42, III 

50, 88. 
Kiker, IT 117, 18. 
Riley, III 280. 
Ring, 124, II 108,11150,77. 
Rix<;s, see Funeral rings, 

177, 280. 
Ripley, 34. 274; Me., II 

72, II 219. 
Rivers, 345. 
Rively, III 31. 
Roarke, III 56. 
Robbins, 34, III 102, 225 s\ 
Roberts, II 105, 78, 218, 

25, III 13, 22, 5, 00, 90, 

225, 31, 48,95. 
Robersox,,II, 220. 
Robie, 180. J, 

Robinson, 3, 122, 37. 253,' 
74, 307-13, 30, 8, II 219, 
20,11155,108,171, 225. 45, 

49, 87, 95, 0, 315. 
Robison, III 112. 
rochambeau, 05. ii 104. 
Roche, 229. 

Roe. II 195, 219, III 112, 

17, 236. 
Rogers, 7, 37, 121, 221, 09, 

92, II 13. 42, 96, 121. 0, 

50, 267, HI 12-14, 20. 55, 
190, 222. 

Rogerson, III 283. 
Rolfe, II 58, 93, 4, 132, 

210, 13, HI 51, 222. 
Rollins, III 11, 118. 
Roman Catholics, III 98. 
Romeyn, 298. 
Rompe, III 50. 
Ronton, 136. 
Rooke, 124, 212, III 255. 
Roos, 124. 

Root, 73,89, 118, III 22S. 
Robes, 181, 91, 221, II 173, 

203, III 172, 219. 
Rosa, III 197. 
Rose, see Ross, 220, II 124, 

HI 47, 50; Frigate, III 

200; N. Y., Ill 230, 7. 
Ross, 188, 220, 98, III 110, 

65, 222, 51, 99. 
Roue are, II 227. 
Rouse, HI 250. 
Rowe, see Roe, II 208, III 

57, 81. 
Row ell, II 210. 
Rowland, III 111, 2. 
Rowley, Mass., 327, II 

93, 4, 193; Soldiers. Ill 

89, 96. 
Roye, III 252. 

Royal family of Great 

Britain, 25S. 
Royallsboro, Me., 109. 
ROYSE, UI 250. 
Ruck, II 107, III 254. 

RUDESEY, 130. 

Rur>i\ III 320. 
Rue, 23, 128. 
Rugg. Ill 234. 

RUMERY, 189. 

Runlet, II 215. 

Rush, 90. 

Russ, 273. 

Russell, 100,4, IS, 36, II 
203, 17, 18, 05, HI 52, 
155, 225, 59, 60, 95, 6. 

Rust, 23, 30, 9, III 57. 

Rustling, HI 197, 

Rutland, II 132, 

Rycken, II 115, 16. 

Ryddiard, HI 59. 

Rye, III 115. 

Ryford, II 227. 

Ryland, II 135. 

Ryno, III 197, 204. 

Rysell, 130. 

Rytner, 130. 

Rytner, 130. 

Saben, 190. 

Sabine, II 122, HI 227. 


Sacitchock, Me., II 227. 

Sadler, 37, 136, 204. 

Saffel, III 319. 

Saffin, 119, 212. v 

Salford, 274. 

Sale, HI 277, 9, 80, 317. 

Salem, Mass., 38, 83, 195, 
0, 277, 94, 317, 34, II 140, 
HI 195, 219. 

Salem Turnpike, II 19. 

Salem Village, II 140. 

Salisbury, II 135; Mass. 
Records, III 51; Sol- 
diers, III 89. 

Sally, III 58, 62. 

Salmer, 22. 

Saltonstall, II 2-7, 174. 

Sam borne, II 174. 

Sampson, 34, 129. 

Sandey, III 128. 

Sandler, II 203. 

Sanger, 03, 343. 

Sanders, Saunders, 135, 
93, II 174, 228. 

Sanderson, 190. 
Sandwich, 174. 
v Sanford, II 125, 0, HI 
\ 6S. 

Sansom, II 80, 7. 
Sare, III 254. 
Sarge, II 129. 
Sargent, Sergeant, etc., 

12, 124, 37, 9, 79, 80, 219- 

25, 65, 321, II 154, 70, 2, 

III 3-5, 61,89, 277, 8. 
Say age, 118, 287, II 40, 

125, 210, III 15S, 246. 
Sayenquaraghton, III 

Sayer, III 14, 62, 97. 
Sayles, 270. 
Saw bridge. Sliawbridge, 

II 90, 1. 
Sawtelle, 102. 
Sawyer, 210-19, 312-14, II 

100, III 3, 11,172,230. 
Saxmer, HI 60. 
Saxton, III 08. 
Scadding, 256, 7, 323. 
Scales, III 5S. 
Scalers, III 22. 

Scammon family of Me., 

81, 9, 87, 214. 
Scammon, Seammons, 3, 

11-14. 20, 36, 9, 41, 2. II 

Scarfs, funeral, 179. 
Scarlet, II 109. 
Schenck, II 115-17. 
Schoe, II 118. 
schofield. hi 90. 
Schools, 71. 
Schoon, II 115. 
Schuyler, 8, 13, IS. 
Schwab, 08. 
scobell, iii 23. 
Scoie, 130. 
Sconodo. Ill 130. 
Scott, 270, II 82, 100, 73. 
Scotton, II 137. 
Scottish Emigrants, to 

P. E. Is , 10-1 . 
Scovell, HI 165, 249, 87. 
SCRANTON, III 242-5, 8, 

89, 311, 14. 
Scripture, 90. 
Sculd, HI 100. 

SCUTTER, 11 208. 





Seabens, II 22. 
SeagebJ 232, 323. 
Seari.e, 288, III 11. 
Sea us, 29-31, 272. 
Seaesport, Me., It 33. 
Seatox, II 22, 92. 
Sebascodegan, Me., II 

227, III 287. 
Sed borough, Sedbury, 

Sedgwick, Me., II 34. 
Selfrage, 90. 
Sell ac ke, 255. 
Sellaks, 188. 
Semons, 34, 130. 
Sentall, III 280. 
Seve, II 215. 
Severe, 118. 
Severence, III 2. 
Severe Winter, 275. 
Sevill, III 140. 
Sewall, 155, <U-3, 70, 212, 

23, 4. 63, 07, 84, II 40, 

154, 75. Ill 88, 158. 
Seward, 111240,7,313, 15 
Seym an, 130. 
Seymour, IT 105. 
Sexton, Saxton, III OS, 

Shackfomd, III 12. 
Shaxnox, 215. 
Shambaugh, III 67, 201. 
Shapleigh, 121, III 220. 
Sharples, III 170. 
Shabpe, 37, 64, 134, 268, 

II 131, 271, III 32, 267, 
76, 72, 3, 5. 

Shattick, II 179, 211, III 

158, 292-4. 
Shaw, 241, 73, 1191,2,271, 

III 32, 59, 60, 97. 
Shawell, see Sewall, II 

Shays, 207. 
Shea, II 208, III 178. 
Shed, 30, II 208, 13, III 

Sheely, II 28. 
Sheere, II 130. 
Sheffield, 88, III 193. 
Sheldon, 250, 88. 326, II 

93, 4, 197, 221, III 132. 
Shelley, III 2 49. 
Siiepard, 34, 163, III 51, 

2, 62. 
Shepy, Shepe, 22, 130. 
Sherrorx, 308-11. 
Sherlock, 320 
Shekman, II 191, III 64, 

Sherratt, III 59, 60. 
Shield, II 267. 

Shillaber, 29. 
Shilson, 23. 
Shonahom, III 158. 
Short, 11 8, 93, 173, 4; 

III 13, 111. 
Shorthand, 234. 
Shought, III 317. 
Shove, 31, 127, III 172. 
Shumpton, 173, 223. 
Shuller, 349. 
Shumway, 89. 
Shurtleff, 177. 
Siilte, III 278. 
Sirborn, 205, II 42. 
Sibley, 67, 100. 
Sidey, III 255. 

SlGOURNEY, 231. 

Silloway, III 89, 222. 
Silver, III 112. 
Silvertop, 345. 
Silvester, II 215. 
Simons, Simmonds. II 173, 

III 296. 
Simpson, 180,111 252,87. 
Sims, 134. 
Six-eaters, 114. 
Skelton, III 272, 5. 
Skerry, 96, II 82, III 228. 
Skillertown, II 72. 
Skillmax, II 115-18. 
Skinner, III 28, 29. 
Slack, III 278. 

SLADE. 250. 

Slavery in Mass., Ill 108. 
Sleeper, 251, III 12. 
Sleyter, II 89. 
Slixgsbey, II 134. 
Slocum, III 170. 
Sloomax, II 216. 
Smaile, 23. 

Small Poixt, Me., II 227. 
Small, 219, 65, II 40, 179, 
III 178. 

SM ALLEY, III 60, 197. 

Smart, II 151, III 252. 

Smerdex, 219. 

Smeth, III 252. 

Smethly, III 21, 2. 

Smett, 320. 

Smith, 22, 33,4, 63,89, 100, 
1, 17, 18, 22, 9,32, 6, 63, 
87, 217, 20, 40, 65, 70, 88, 
321, 43, 8, II 35, 40, 8, 50, 
89, 90-5, 107, 34, 54, 67, 73, 
5. 7, 9, 94, 205, 19, 20, 41. 
11111-14,58, 01,8. 89. 108, 
22. 43, 51, 2, 75,8,80, 300. 

Snedeker, II 118. 

Snider, 130. 

Snipe, Til 58. 

Snooks, 323. 

Snow, 69, 124, 269, 11157, 

III 178, 250, 87. 
Snow's Plantation, Me., 

II 33. 
Snowman, Ml 179. 
Snydam II lis. 
Soldiers, Revolutionary, 

32, 88, 13:!. 90, It 75, 98, 
153, 221, III 222. 
War of 1812, 65. 
At Ft. George, Bruns- 
wick, Me., 17, 22-5, 137. 
French War, II 157, 215, 

III 89, 129. 

King Philip's War, III 

SOMERBY, II 169, lit 12, 13, 

Somerset, 130. 
Somes, 102. 
Soord, II 133. 
Sore, III 23. 
South, III 29. 
Southgate, 120, 90. 
South wick, Mass., 117; 

321, II 48, 179. 
Sowther, 211. 
Sowthey, 257. 
Sparhawk, II 203, 111,219. 
Spaulding, 272, 308-11, II 

154,211-14, 111129,58, 08, 

226, 32, 3, 59. 00, 94. 6, 

Spawling, II 267. 
Speerix t g, It 267. 
Spencer, 12, 37, 4*5, 135 6, 

Mass., 190; III 96, 209,44; 

88, 300, 10. 
Spicer, If 128, 263. 
Spiller. II 94. 
Spinney, III 131, 58, 242, 

6, 51. 
Spofford, 253, 318, f I 218, 

III 229. 
Spooxer, 135, II 60, tit 

Sprackling, III 254. 
Sprague, 130, 241, II 213, 

III 219, 80, 317. 
Sprake, 23. 
Sprig, lit 52., 221. 
Springer, III 158. 
Springfield, Mass., 34. 
Springsteen, II 115-17. 
S pro at, 208. 
Sprout, III 62. 
Spur, III 68. 
Spurrell, III 92. 
Squires, Squyer, II 88, 261, 

III 247. 
St. John, III 165. 


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Stackpole, 217. 

Stacy, 335 S, 43, II 27, S3, 

167, III 22, J27, 220. 
Stage-routes, 76. 
Stain, 232 
Stan borough, 136. 
^Standisii, 65. 124, 223, 80, 

III 178. 
Stanger, 2S2. 
Stanhope, III 23. 
Stanley, 155, 164, II 262, 

III 120, 243, 6, 8. 
Stanton.II 175,264, III 251. 
Stan wood. Ill 252 
Staples, 187, III 47. 
Stapleton, II 137-9. 
Starbord, III 287. 
Starbuck, II 121. 
Stark, 12, 15-17, 53-5. 
Starley. III 61. 
Starr, III 227. 
Starsmoke, III 6i. 
Stayer, 77. 
Steadman, 273, III 68. 
Steamboat, 317. 
Stearns, 190, 303! 1,11 05, 

217, 20, III 227, 96. 
Stebbins, 34, 89, 153, 65. 
Steel, II 213, III 242. 
Stenson, Stinson, II 154, 

III 132, 3. 
Stelle, III 97. 
Stephens, Stevens. 33, 

4, 118, 265, 309. II 158, 

218-11, III I, 4, 37, 52, 111, 

30, 79, 231, 2, 45, 89, 90, 

Stephenson, 89, 118, 308- 

11, III 108. 
Sterne, 37. 
Sterry, 198, 266. 
Steward, III 29. 
Steavart. 36, 9, 118, 266, 

III 163, 97, 237. 

Stickney, II 94, III 5, 10- 

12, 89. 
Stileman, 64, III 111. 
Stiles, 103, II 95, 243, III 

156, 7, 97. 
Sri li inn, 232. 
Stimpson, 62, 121. 
Stinson, II 212-14. 
Stirling, 46. 
Stock, 34, 268. 
Stocking, III 298. 
Stockman, III 2^2. 
Stockbridge, Mass., 117. 
Stockwell, 191. 
Stoddard, 33, 179, 90, 

222, 3, II 49, 124, 54, 228, 

III 252, 
Stodden, 212, 13. 
Stokys, see Stooks. 
Stone, 71-3, 89, 117, 29. 90, 

III 93, 4, 104, 203, 22. 7, 

8, 9, 50, 1, 43-0, 9, 80, 8, 

9,90, 6, 312, 15, 17. 
Stooks, II 89. 
Stoot, II 106. 
Stores, 339. 
Stork, 34. 
Storm ant, II 91. 
Storms, 105. 
Storrie, II 105. 
Stouohton, 37, 175, II 241, 

3, III 81. 
Stoyer, Stovers, 214, III 

Stow, 221, 306-11, 35, II 

25. 208, 9, 18. 
Stow's Orderly'- book, 

331, II 25, 75, 104. 
Stradwick, 173. 
Straight, 191. 
Strange Marriages, 345. 
Stratten, Stretton, 34, 

II 193. 
Street, 19-21, 138, 213, 

255-6, 323, 111 320. 

Streeter, 33, 212. 
Strong, III 193. 
Strotty, 19. 


Stkutte, 19-21. 

Stuart, see Stewart, I 1 . 

168, III 57, 8. 
Studley, 134. 
Sturbridge, 190. 
Sturgeon, 137. 
Sturm an, II 91. 
Styn, II 118. 
Suer, 11 228. 
Sullivan, 16, 7, III 5S, 

Summers, II 153. 
Sumner, 191, III 209. 
Sutton, 252, Mass., 190: 

II 87, III 01. 
Swaine, 1115, 121, III 222. 
Swainsy. Ill 251. 

Swan, 82, 104, II 201-5,, - 

218-20, III 52,74, 87, 172. 

SWANZEY, N. II., 199. 

Swazlv, 111 12, 70, 7. 


Swett, 53, II 83, 211, III 

74, 5, 158, 78. 
Swift, 289, 90. 

SWINNERTON, 100, II 03, 

III 67. 


swyrwence, iii 1 18. 
Sydney, 332. 


Sylam, 325. 

Sylvester, 23, 125, III 

Symesesex, II 118. 
Symmes, III 279. 
Symoxds, 190, 3, II 130, 

75, 96, 207, 13, 14, III 
155, 259, 96. 

Taft, 191, III 305. 
Taggert, Taggard, II 206- 

Taintor, III 313. 
Talbot, 138, II 96. 
Talcoti-, 37, 224, 111 241. 
Tant, 79. 

Tapley, 61, 250, 1; III 59. 
Tapp, III 299. 
Tappan, 69. , 

Tar bell, 100, 1. 
Tarbox, 17, 188, 307, III 


Tarlton, II 134. 

Tarp, III 179. 

Tarr, J24, III ISO, 51, 2, 

Tarrant, 321. 

Tasburg. Ill 256. 

Taint. 78. 

Taaerns, Old, 76. 

Taylor, 29, 37, 89, 179, 
307-11, 20, 31, II 121, 68, 
92, 215. 65. Ill (^, 107, 
27, 8, 30, 229, 55, 92, 3. 

TEEL, III 12. 

Temple, 209,111 129,30. 
Tennent, 124. 
Tenney, 11 160. 
Tett, Teate.130, 211, 55, 6. 
Teste, 11 225. 
Teavkesbury, III 317. 
Tiiacher, 179. 
Thatcher, 189,224, III 62. 
Thaxter, II 205. 
Thing, II 14. 174. 
Thomas, 12, 17. 124,241. II 

95. 174, 221, 7, 111 157, 







Thompson, 124, 91, 321, II 

194, 215, III 89, 211, 80, 

32, 4, 51, 68, 87. 
Thomston. 123, III 179. 
Tiiom, III 299. 
Thoeley, 1 11 10. 
Thorla, II J 11. 222. 
Tiiorndike, 38, 92, II 19. 
Thoknily, 292, II 42. 
Thorpe, III2S2. 
Thoyp:t, II 95. 
Theale, 245. 
Thresher, III 229. 
Thurber, 132, 3, 348, III 

210, 301. 
Thurlow, III 36. 
Thurston, 38, 131, 264, 

307-11, 18, 48, III 68, 89, 

Thwaites, III 262. 
Thwing, 191. 
Ti bears. III 313. 
Tibbetts, 30, 215. 


Tike, 1 31. 

TlLGHMAJSf, 111 186. 
TlLLEY, 223. 
TlLTON, 136. 

Tinge, see Tyng, 136, II 

Tinge e, III 12. 
Tisdale, III 50. 
TlTCOMB, II 50, 7, 83, 91, 

III 12. 
Todd. 124, II 94, 154, 262, 

III 96, 281, 310. 
Toftes, see Tufts, 325. 
Togood, 324. 
Tollbridges, II 15. 
Tolman, 34, 307. 
Tomes, 129. 
Tcmlins, 136. 

Tompson, 3S, 256, II 170,94. 
ToriiEY, see Tapley,III 59. 
To pea x, 180, 221, U 51, 

93, III 8, 12, 40, 222. 
Topskam, Me., II 153. 
Topsiteld, Mass., 197, 111 

Tories, see Loyalists, 90, 

III 186. 
Torrfy, 33,4, 190, 265, III 

Totman, III 28. 
Tosh, III 47. 
Towkr, III 96. 
Towne, 33, 63, 89, 96, 191, 

251, II 63, 212-14, LIT 296. 
Town Records, 82; histo- 
ries. Ill 93. 
Towns, II 94, 5. 
Toavnley, III 197. 
Towxsexd, 98, 175, 224, 

302; Mass., 90: 111 61. 
Tozier, III 179. 
Tracy, 33, II 57, III 197, 

Thai-ton, III 28 i, 2. 
Trail, III 184. 
Travelling in ye olden 

time, 74, 167, 315, II 15. 
Trask, 131,92, II 22, 168, 

79, 215, 16, III 229. 
Trait, 213, 56. 7, 323. 
Trench ard, 345. 
Treadwell, 111 10S. 
Treat, 138, 224, 55, 7, 321. 
Tbefrey, III 112. 
Treeneavly^, 256. 
Treven, III 115, 16. 
Trick ey, 217. 
Trimmer, II 136. 
Tripp, 19-21, II 218, III 

Tristram, 120. 


Trot i\ 19-21, 3, 128, 210 13, 

55, III 260, 82. 
Trow, II 155. 
Tro\vbrid<;e, II 203. 
Trowtp, 19-21. 
True, 111 4, 6, 12, 51. 
Trufant, III 179. 
Trull church, 255. 
Trumbull, 53, 339. 
Tbuskek, 131. 
Tryon, 50. 
Tryton, III 21. 
Tubes, 33, III 231. 
Tucke, 134, II 174. 
"Tucker. 256, II 242, III 

170. Tucker family of 

Salisbury, III 1. 
Tudor, 232. 
Tufts, 161, 325, II 16S, III 

Tup per, 208, III 62, 252. 
turbeliville, iii 26. 
Turner,::*), 3, -1, 128, 74, 8, 

II 96, 105, III 11, 60, 116, 

Turnpikes, 11 (5. 
Turnoll, II 195. 
turrell, iii 278. 
Tutte, 19-21. 
Tuttle, 331, II 5, 175, III 
277, 8, 9, 317. 

T WIS DALE, II 228. 

Twist, 100. 

Twitchell, 88, II 217-20. 
Twombly, Twambly, 111 

Tylehurst, II 268. 
Tyler, 120, 4, 32, II 37, 

Tyng, see Tinge, 37, 223, 

III 129. 

Ufton Parish, Eng., 26S. 
Ulrich, 232. 
Underwood, III 260. 
Unthank, III 278. 
Updike, III 208, 11. 

Upham, 64, 96, 9, 105, 221, 

III 172, 225, 60. 
Upton, 101-17; Mass., 190, 

II 11, III 157. 
Urquhakt, II 204. 

Usher, 179. 
Ute Indians, 105. 
Utter, III 226, 60. 
Uxbridge, Mass., 190. 



Vallet, III 182. 

Values in 1644, III 195-6. 
Van Alst, II 116-18. 
Van Bus kirk, III 68. 
Van Dek Beek, II 115,16. 
Van Duyn, II 115-17. 


VanDitmar, II 116-18. 
Van Dee Vort, II 117. 
Van Hokne, 297. 
Van Ingen, III 62. 
Van Liew, III 197. 
Van Zandt, II 115, 18. 

V ASS ALL, 37, 64. 

Vaxdeeil, 121. 
Vaughan, 215. 
Vawkr, II 1 »»•.*. 
Veinor, III 122. 
Venedles, 111 251. 




■ . 


Venn, 128. 

Vekdek, ITI 294. 

Veren, II 227, 8. 

Veron, 112, 

Very, 100, 11 83, 94, 5, 158. 

Vial, 132, III 279. 

Victoria, Queen, Ances- 
try of, 258. 
Vilas, 217. 

Vincent, II 194, III 219. 
Vinton, 89, 190. 
Viqueron, III 107. 
Virgin, III 129. 

Virginia Company, III 

Vodow, 198. 

Von II atz field, II 164. 

Vose, 111 03. 

Vrche, 23. 

Vylen. m 118. 

Waddock, 119. 
Wagstaff, II 263. 
Wade, II 174, 5, III 29. 
Wadsworth, II 65. 
' Wainweight, II 9, III 21, 

Waitt, 30, 191, II 94, III 

277, 8, 80. 
Wake, 134, II 170. 
Wakefield, 71. 
Walcott, 66, 7, 106, 39, 

324,11 166, III 237. 
Waldeen, II 175. 
Waldo, 2i'.>. 
Waldo Patent, Me., II 

202 5 
Waldron, 119,211, II 118, 

174, III 23, 246. 
Wales, Me., Ill 139. 
Walford, II 225. 
Waloeave, 210. 
Walke, 349, 1 1 83. 
Walker, 89, 188, 209, 23, 
1 321, 38, 44; II 216-19, 46, 

66, 7, III 52, 119. 
Walkley, III 313, 14. 
Wall, II 170, 2, III 116, IS. 
Walley, 223, II 154. 
Wallingford, 121. 
Walling s, III 31. 
Wallis, Wallace, 31, II 

154, III 207, 
Walopp, 332. 
Walsh, III 197. 
Walters, 117. 
Waltham, 324. 
Walton, 134. 5 : 274. 
Wanerton, II 174. 
Wanton, III 106. 
Ward, 11-18, 23, 45, 180, 

221, 312-14,^20, 39, 41, II 

28, 36, 89, 135, 50, 7, 69, 

71, 92, III 87, 112, 219, 

Ware, 34. 
Warenor, III 92. 
W^arham, 257, II 123. 
Wark, III 252 
Warliche, II 88. 
Warneh, 74, 89, 181, 270, 

312,21, II 262, III 12, 112. 


Warning, III 88. 
Warrelowe, III 118. 
Warren, 11, 13, 17, 23, 118, 

89, 90, 95, 216, II 65, 123, 

70, 93, 217, III 109, 208, 

30, 60, 95, 6. 
Warrenton, II 174. 
Washer, Wesher, 255. 
Wasiiboene, 139, II 170. 
Washington, IS, 35, 7, 45- 

56, 65, 171, 200, 97, II 27; 

Me., 33; 96, 53, 204, III 

163, 265, 7. 
Wasley, II 125. 
Waterman, 193, 270, 2. 
Watebtown, Mass., rec- 
ords, III 195. 
Waters, 33, 7, 64, 138, 54, 

61, 5, II 3, 5, III 97, 296. 
Waters 1 Investigations in 

England, 105, II 7, 115, 

III 191. 
Wathing, II 170, 2. 
Watkins, 21,88,267, 321, 

32, II 266. 
Watrous, III 247, 313, 14. 
Watson, 121, 321, III 219, 

Watton, 173. 
Watts, II 129, III 277-9, 

317, 18. 

Way, 117, 2S7, III 23. 
Wayne, 47, 51. 
Weare, 120, III 08. 
Weaver, II 262. 
Weed. 205, 321, 5, 39, II 

135, 221, 63, III 219. 
Webber, II 228, III 252, 

Webster, 28, 53, 5, 187, II 

137, 68, 241, 06, III. 12,. 

64, 76, 77. 
Wedgewood, III 117. 
Weed, III 197, 287. 
Weekes, 270, III 203. 
Welandes, 212. 
Welch, Welsh, 29, 190, 

265, 91, 1140,94, 168. 241, 

III 140, (97, 282, 300. 
Weld, 190, 288. 
Welford, II 87. 

Welking, 321. 

Wellman, 34, 220. 

Wells, 137, 242. II 106, 
III 92, 264. 

Wendall. 221, III 277. 

Wen den, ill 153. 

Wenham, Mass., 232. 

Wentworth, 220, 4. 

Wescott, 270. 

Weskom, III 12. 

Wesson, III 62. 

West, 134, 221. Ill 110 v 

Westgote. Ill 106. 

Westminster, Mass., 90. 

Weston, 320, II 261. 

Westwood, 155, 64. 

Wetmoee, III 250. 

Wetherell. 33, 4. 229. 

Wets ell, II! 197. 

Weymouth, III 109. 

Weyn, III 118. 

Whalen. II 154. 

Wh akton, If 179. 

Wheat, 308-1 "J. 

Wheatland, III 66. 

Wheatly, 79. ** 

Wheeler. 118, 25, 307-11 
II 72, 127, 58, 207-11, 17 
18, 20, 71, III 32, 51, 64, 

Whet: lock, 88, 188, 90, 1, 
II 22, 68. 

Wheelwright, 123, III 
So, 280. 

Whedon. .see Weeden, III 
249, 316. 

Wheildon, 16. 307. 

Wherwood, 128. 

Wheten, 132, II 216. 

W'hethell, III 96. 

Whey wall, 111 116. 

Whipple, 133, 270. II 4, 
221, III 206, 56, 9S. 

Whipple, House, Ips- 
wich, II 122. 

Whipple, Genealogy of, 

II 5, 62, 93, 273. II J. 183. 
Whipple, of Diekleboro, 

III 256. 
Whiston, II 131. 
Whitby, III 153. 





Whitcomk, 118, 205, II 
109, III 119. 
•"White, 34, 90, 124, 34, 90, 
2, 208, 23, 06, 307-11, 21, 

II 40-2, 93, 5, 104, 22, 30. 
53, 4, 221, 71. Ill 15, 32, 
96, 109, 29, 252, 03, 70, 8, 
3U0," 10. 

Whitefield, II 207. 
.Whitehead, III 242. 
Whitfield, III 241. 
Whiticar, see Whittier, 

III 51. 165, 229. 
Whiting, 34, 7, III 130. 
Whitman, 27", III 68, 

226, 7. 
Whittingham, IE 170, 5, 

7, 8, III 52, 154. 
Whitmore, II 56, 93, III 

225, 6, 42, 4, 59, 60, 78, 95, 

Whitney, 10, 52, 89, 118, 

218, 307-11, II 65, 154, 7, 

16S, III 62, 226, 59, 87, 
. 95, 6. 

Whittemoee, 127, II 260. 
Whittier, John G., His 

life illustrated by his 

works, 143 ; portraits, 

Whittier, 120, 36, II 48, 

Whittnell, 33. 
Whit we el, 181. 
Wick, III 313. 
Wickenden, 270. 
Widowes, II 262. 
Widge, 190. 
Wiggins, III 316. 
Wight, 34. 

Wightman, II 130, 94. 
Wilbor, 132. 
Wiltjy, II 267. 
Wilcocson, III 115, 16. 
Wilcox, 273, II 90, III 

Wilder, 06. 
Wildes, 62, 3. 250. 
Wilkes, III 292 
Wilkins, 129, II 94, 5, 208, 

9, 13, 14, 21, 111 155-7, 

172, 197, 317. 
Wilkinson, 54, III 185, 

Willard, 117, 21, 75, II 

65, III 222. 
Willes, II 227. 
Willet, 41, II 158, III 222. 

Williams, 4, 6, 11, 37, 110, 
24,67, 270, IT 23, 169,206, 
72, III 10, 32, 49, 112, 29, 
99, 219, 87. 

Williamsburg, Me., II 32. 

Williamson, 38, 1\ 215, 
111 21, 237. 

Willi as, II 106. 

Willimse, II 1 18. 


Willo, II 175. 

Wills, see index family 

Williston, III 91. 
Wielougby, III 293. 
Wilminton, Mass., 117. 
Wilson, 29, 90, 107, 18, 20, 

34, 54, 61, 88, 232, 41, 62, 

II 68, 94, 154, 75, 210, 19, 

III 61. 112, 72, 225-7, 51, 
2, 60, 87, 95, 6. 

Winchester, II 65. 

Winn, 117, 54, 61. 

Winnans, III 197. 

Winnship, 137, 111 154. 

Winped, II 125. 

Win see y, III 52. 

Win slow, 17, 66, 223, III 

Winsoe, 68, 270, 347. 
Winston, II 125. 
-Winter of 1716-17, 275. 
-Winter, III 89, 226, 60, 96. 
Winterton, 136. 
Winthrop, Me., 32; 42,162, 

222-4, 331, III 181,257,71. 
Wiot, etc., see Wyatt. 
Wiseman, 320. 
Wiscassett, Me., Militia, 

1757, II 215. 
Wise, II 131-3, 148, 222, 

111.123, 282. 
Wiswall, 88, II 49, 157. 
Witch-house, Salem, 110. 
Witchcraft, at Salem, 

99; 105, 6, 10, 38, 294, 5, 

II 140, III 67. 
Witches burned in S. C, 

'6, II 141. 
With am, 326, II 52, 154, 

III 222, 80. 
Withers, III 261. 
Withill, 211. 


Witt, 89. 


Wo burn, Mass., 192, 6, 
^ 229, III 129. 

WOLCOTT, 179. 

Wolfe, 8, III 289. 
Wood. 76, 124, 30, 91, 306. 

13, 20, 35. 7, 8, 40, 1154, 

108, 39, 267, III 116, 233, 

51, 63, 96, 320. 
Woodbridge, 89, 224, 313, 

38, 41, 2, II 105, 54, 111 

112, 219. 
Woodbury, 30, 83, 191, 

251, 3, II 63, 93, 272, III 

111, 222, 235, 70. 
Woodcock, II 170. 
Wooden, II 175, III 252. 
Woodman, 220. 11 7, 50, 

173, III 11, 14, 15, 52, 89. 


Woods, II 25, III 292, 4. 
Woodsile, III 252, 87. 
Woodstock, III 268. 
Woodward, 205, 346, II 
42, III 59, 252, 87, 98. 


VVoole, III 251. 

Worcester, 190, III 68, 

Work, 238, 65, II 40. 

Workers, 132. 

Worlds Fair, 104, 82, 235. 

Wortley, 111 130. 

Worth, 11 7. 

Worthington, 89, 331. 

Wouldeich, III 119. 

Weeford, III 32. 

Wright, 29, 37, 127, P0, II 
130, 5, 94, 217-21, III 52, 
60, 97, 115, 16. 29. 57, 72, 
225, 30, 44, 7, 82, 91, 313. 

Wright,. John, and some 
of his descendants, III 
230, 91. 

Wrentiiam, Mass., 34. 

Weentmoke, 256. 

Wyatt, 129, 255, II 94, 5, 

174, 221, III 12, 172, 
Wyckoff, II 115-J7. 
Wyett, II 24. 
Wyllye, 22, II 213, III 96, 

Wyllys, 222, II 219. 
Wyman, 124, 306, III 25, 

129, 232, 4. 
Wyoming Massacre, III 

160, Settlers 160. 
Wytnall, III 151, 2. 






Yall, 117. 

Yardlev, 37. 

Yarnki;, LI 200. 

Yates, 1183.174,225, II 1 1 IS. 

Yeomaxs, 272. 
Yevaris, III 28. 
Yokke, 11 157, 21P, 20. 

Young, 187, II 40, 109, 215, 

16, III 127, 25 1. 
Younglovk, III 225, 59. 
ZlEBEK, III 297. 


Brown, 341-4. 
buckminsteb, 189. 
Clerk, 337. 
Dailey, III 227. 
Denslow, 163. 
Doo, 210. 


Endicott, III 270-3. 
Hopper, II 271. 
Jackson, 11 90-9. 

Johnson, III 225. 
Keike, III ^70. 
Kenmston, III 275. 
Kino, II 06. 
Lane, II 9. 
Letters, II 118. 
Leverett, 222, 3. 
Lewis, III 317. 
Longe, 257. 
Lynde, 22l'. 

Mawle, II 224. 

MOSLEY, 211. 

Pepperrell, III 196. 
Ripley, III 238 

TORR, 211. 

Tucker, 215. 
Underwood, 88. 
Usher, III 129. 

Genealogical Investigations. 



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EBEN PUTNAM, Genealogist, 


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The following brief notes showing the first four or five generations of the 
family, and thereby naming most of the heads of families in Salisbury and 
Amesbury, prior to this century, is printed in the hope that descendants in 
the various lines will see them and be moved to forward more complete rec- 
ords, including their own family record to the present day. I have in prepa- 
ration a volume to be devoted to the Tucker family. While principally 
designed to show the history and genealogy of the Salisbury family whose 
offshoots are to be found in New Hampshire, Maine, and in Essex County and 
the Connecticut valley in Massachusetts, as well as in other states, it is in- 
tended to present a full account of all Tucker immigrants and to embellish the 
work with extracts from English records. 

The descent of a few of the most prominent individuals of the name, but 
descended from others than Morris Tucker, will be given. 

Information and subscriptions may be sent to Box 301, Salem. 

This work is entirely distinct from that of Mr. Ephraim Tucker of Worces- 
ter, and none of the matter, it is expected, to be found in one book will appear- 
in the other, his work being a history of the Milton family. k. p. 


1 Morris Tucker, of Salisbury, as early as 1661, or as his name 
is sometimes spelled Maurice, was married at Salisbury, 14 Oct., 1661, 
to Elizabeth, daughter of John Stevens. She died 16 Oct., 1662, in 

Morris Tucker married, second, Elizabeth, who was the mother of 
all his children but one. 

In 1677, Morris Tucker took the oath of allegiance, and was freeman 
in 1690. He was a cooper. Except occasional references, the church 
records of Salisbury contain no mention of this family. In later years 



some were Quakers, which sect was extremely strong, both in numbers 
and the quality of its members, in that part of the colony. Children : 

2 Benony, b. 1G Oct., 1GG2. 7 Joseph, b. 20 Feb., 1671-2. 

3 John, b. 16 Aug., 1664. >8 Zabez, b. Feb., 1674-5. 

4 Mary, b. 31 May, 16GG. 9 Elizabeth, b. 7 April, 1G77. 

5 James, b. 28 Dec., 1GG7. ^10 Morris, b. G Sept., 1679. 

6 Sarah, b. 10 May, 1G70. 


2 Benoni Tucker (Morris), born 16 Oct., 1662. Will dated 4 
Jan., 1734-5: proved 17 Mar., 1734-5. 

He was a weaver, and lived in Salisbury, but moved to West Ames- 
bury, that part called Jamaieo, and is said to have been a Quaker. 

He married June, 1686, Ebenezar, daughter of Thomas Nichols, of 

Children, all mentioned in their father's will : 

11 Ebenezer, b. 31 Mar., 1G87. 16 Ezra, ' VTvt-ft/twJ' i? &b V < ^ 

12 Benjamin, b. 12 Jan., 1680. 17 Kattren, b. ; p'ub. 13 Nov., 1725, 

13 Nathaniel, b. 12 Nov., 1G02. to Jonathan Severance, of Kings- 

14 Elizabeth, b. 24 Mar., 1694-5; pub. to ton, N. H. 

Eben'r Abbott, 24 Nov., 1710. 18 Frances, m. a Prickett; living, a 

15 Mary, b. 4 May, 1607; m. 27 March' widow, 1737. 

1718, Joseph Chandler, Jr. 

3 John Tucker (Morris), born in Salisbury, 16 Aug., 1664; of 
Salisbury, 1691 ; cardwainer. 

That year he deeds land he bought of his grandfather, John Hill, 
of Salisbury, deceased, to his uncle, Isaac Morrill, of Salisbury, black- 
smith. At that time he does not seem to have had a wife. I do not 
know what became of him and will be grateful for information concern- 
ing him and also his brother James. 

5 James Tucker (Morris), born in Salisbury, 2$ Dec, 1667; 
weaver. - - 

On the 7 Feb., 1693-4, he received from his father land in Salis- 
bury. He lived there at this time. Two years later* he, " formerly of 
Salisbury," but no residence given, deeds this same land to his brother 

•7 Dec., 1695. 



7 Joseph Tucker (Morris), born in Salisbury, 20 Feb., 1671-2. 

"Mr. Joseph Tucker died 30 June, 1743." He married Phebe Page, 
and they were both living* as late as 1738. Three years previous to 
this date he ..arranged with his son Moses, then of Kingston, N. IT., for 
his maintenance and in return gave him the homestead which was on 
the road from the " mills" to Hampton. Children : 

19 James, b. 25 Apr., 1697. ' 22 Moses, b. 28 Mar., 1704-5. 

20 Samuel, b. 16 April, 1C99. 23 Ebenezer, b. 31 Aug., 1707. 

21 Joseph, b. 29 Aug., 1702, 



11 Ebenezer Tucker (Benoni, Morris), born in Salisbury, 31 
March, 1G87 ; died prior to 1734. He married 21 Jan., 170G-7, Eliz- 
abeth Pritchett. Children : 

24 Lemuel, b. in Amesbury, 3 Mar., 1714-15; m. Abigail, dan. of John Sawyer, and 

removed to Hampstead. In 1737 he was of Amesbury. He was a joiner. In 
16(35, he, with other Sawyer heirs, sells property. In 1746 he was one Of the 
petitioners for incorporation of Hampstead., 

12 Benjamin Tucker (Benoni, Morris), bom in Salisbury, 12 
Jan., 1689. Will dated 17 March, 17G7 ; proved 29 June, 1767. He 
married, 16 Dec, 1714, Alice Davis. Inventory of his estate, £333. 

Children, born in Amesbury : 

25 Benjamin. 29 Mary, b. 21 Feb., 1722-3; m. John 

26 Jacob, b. 22 Sept., 1717. Sargent, Jr., 2G Feb., 1744-5. 

27 John, b. 20 Sept., 1719. 30 Ebenezer, b. 28 Dec., 1724; prob. d. 

28 Alice, b. 24 Mar., 1720-21 ; d. prior to young. 

17G7; m. 9 July, 1747, Zcbulon Fer- 31 Morris, b. 20 Nov., 172G. 

rin, and left children under age in 32 Horace, b. 21 Nov., 1731; prob. d. y. 

17G7. 33 Asa, b. 27 May, 1733. 

13 Nathaniel Tucker (Benoni, Morris), born in Salisbury, 12 
Nov., 1692; intention of marriage, with Phebe Chase, published 2.4 
July, 1726. 

Children, born in Amesbury : 

34 Massey, b. 4 Sep*., 1727. 36 Mary, b. 8 Mar., 1730-1. 

35 Anne, b. 9 Feb., 1728-9. 37 Nathaniel, b. 2G Jan., 1738. 

16 Ezra Tucker (Benoni, Morris), born in Amesbury; died in 
Kingston, N. II. Intention of marriage to Beersheba, daughter of 

.<.— . 



Charles Sargent, of Amesbury, published 10 Dec, 1726, and they were 
married 24 January (not the 2<jth, as the careless copyest of the Salisbury 
records has it) following-. He lived in Amesbury West Parish, " ,7a- 
maico," and now Merriniac. 
Children, born in Amesbury : 

-38 Ezra,b. Cfo >vt^ic>-~/72?///\' 

39 Mary, b. 19 Mar., 1731-2. 

40 Callain (dau.j, b. 15 May, 1734. 

41 Kittee (or Hittee?), b. 23 Oct., 173G. 

42 Sarah, b. 11 May, 1741. 

43 Benoni, b. 15 June, 1743. He prob. 

was of Ilenniker in 177*1. 

19 James Tucker (Joseph, Morris), born in Salisbury, 25 April, 
1G97 ; died, "a?. 73," 7 July, 1709; married Hannah, daughter of 
Deacon William True, of Salisbury, who died 18 July, 1773, aged 75. 
The inventory of his estate was above £500. 

Children, born in Salisbury : 

44 Henry, b. 31 Mar., 1722. 

45 Elizabeth, b. 8 July, 1724; m. Bach- 
7 eldor. 

.-46 Zabez, b. 20 Nov., 172f>. 

47 Martha, b. 30 Mar., 1729 ; m. 22 Nov. , 
1750, Capt. Chase Osgood, of Epp- 
ing, N. II. Shed. 1767, leaving six 
ch. See p. 325 of Osgood Gen. 

48 James, b. 6 Oct., 1731 ; given land. 

49 Eleanor, b. 10 Aug., 1734; m. 


50 Ebenezer, b. 18 June, 1737. 

51 Henry, b. 10 June, 1742; given land 

in Nottingham, N. H.,by his father's 
Will, 1707. 

21 Joseph Tucker, "junior" {Joseph, Morris), born in Salis- 
bury, 29 Aug., 1702. He was a tanner. Married Elizabeth . 

Children, born in Salisbury : 

52 Morris, b. Oct., 1728. 54 Joseph, b. April, 1735. 

53 Hannah, b. 25 Nov., 1729. 

22 Moses Tucker (Joseph, Morris), born in Salisbury, 'IS Mar., 
1704-5. He was of Kingston, X. II., in 1735, but that year was given 
the homestead in Salisbury. He married Joanna . 

Children, born in Sfvlisbury : 

55 Mary, b. 3 Jan., 1728-9. 57 Phebe, b. in Kingston, 20 March, 

56 Parker, b. 11 Jan., 1730-1 ; d. 7 May, 1735. 



23 Ebenezer Tucker (Joseph, Morris), born in Salisbury, 31 

Aug., 1707; married Deborah . 

Children, born in Salisbury : 

58 Hannah, b. 9 Nov., 1733. 



25 Benjamin Tucker {Benjamin, Benoni, Morris) , born in 
Amesbury. In 17(51), lie bad wife Dorothy, and they unite in deeding 
land to their son Thomas Harvey, late of Amesbury, but now of New- 
ton, N. II., cordwainer. 

Benjamin Tucker and Betty Sargent were married 1 (> Jan., 174')-!). 

26 Jacob Tucker {Benjamin, Benoni, Morris), born in Ames- 
bury, 22 Sept., 1717 ; married there 4 Sept., 1730, Lydia licit. 

Children, born in Amesbury : 

59 Sarah, b. 15 April, 1740. 
GO Alice, b. 2 Jan., 1742. 

61 Lydia, b. 7 June, 174-1. 

27 Rev. John Tucker {Benjamin, Benoni, Morris), born in 
Amesbury, 20 Sept., 1710; died in Newbury, 22 March, 1702. He 
married Sarah, daughter of Rev. John and Sarah (Osgood) Barnard, 
and sister of Rev. Thomas Barnard, of Salem, and Rev. Edward 
Barnard, of Haverhill. She was born 7 Ana - ., 1724. See Osgood 
Genealogy. He was graduated from Harvard College in 1741, and 
Was ordained at Newburv, 20 Nov., 174"). His successor in the 
ministry was Rev. Abraham Moor, from Londonderry, X. II. 

Dr. Tucker wrote twenty-two books upon religious subjects. He 
was blessed with strong mental powers, a liberal education and an un- 
common mildness of temper, but a very linn will. Children : 

G2 Sarah, in. William Stickney, Jr., a 
merchant of Newburyport. 

63 John, b. 11 Aug- , 1753; grad. at Har- 
- yard College, 1774; removed to 

Boston; was a merchant there, and 
also clerk of the court. 

64 Barnard b. 2 April, 1760; d. 24 Jan., 
1832; Harvard College, 1779; he m. 

. Lucy; was a physician and lived in 
Wenham and Beverly. 

31 Morris Tucker {Benjamin, Benoni, Morris), born in Ames- 
bury, 20 Nov., 1720; died 1709. Administration on his estate granted 
to widow Mary, who married, second, John March and was living in 
Londonderry in 17S7. ' / / ~- ' •'""-' *-<fc~-v& 

Morris Tucker owned land in Amesbury and Kingston. His estate 
was valued at about £of>0. Children : 
72 Ellis or Alice, b. 19 March, 1769. She removed to Londonderry with her parents, 

65 Alice. 

C,6 Elizabeth. 

67 Mary. 

68 Charlotte. 

69 Clarissa. 

70 Catherine. 

71 Benjamin. 

. ,-ti 

• r 

and was living there in 17S8. 


38 Ezra Tucker (Ezra, Benoni, Morris), born in Aruesbury ; 
died in Ilenniker, N. II. , 2i) Oct., 1807. lie married Hepzibeth, 
daughter of John and Mercy Pressey, of Kingston. She died 'I'l 
Sept., 1801. 

Ezra. Tucker was at Crown Point in 1756 and 1758, and was 2d 
Lieut, of a company in the 13th regiment N. II. militia in 1 7 7 (J . • lie 
was 2d Lieut, of Capt. Emery's company in Col. Baldwin's regiment 
at the battle of White Plains, 2$ Oct., 177G. He settled in Ilenniker 
in 1766 and was a prominent man in town for many years. Children : 

73 Ezra, b. 14 Feb., 1765. 79 Phebe, b. 24 Jan., 1777. 

74 Betsey, b. 9 Dec., 17G7. 80 Mercy, b. 1779. 

75 Sargent, b. 2G Feb.. 17G9. 81 Thomas, b. 4 Jan., 1781: d. 1853. 
7G Hannah, b. 19 Jan., 1771. 82 David, b. 1783; d. 5 July, 1787. 

77 Sarah, b. 27 Nov., 1772. Three others. 

78 Jonathan, b. 26 Feb., 1775. 

^ 46 Zabez Tucker (James, Joseph, Morris), horn in Salisbury, 
20 Nov., 172b; will dated 19 Feb., 1781; proved 19 June, 1781; 
cordwainer. He married Ruth . Children: 

83 Zabez, b. 2 April, 1750; in 1781 was 87 Molly, b. 31 March, 1758. 

living in Chichester. 88 Miriam., b. 15 May, 1761. 

84 Benjamin, b. 17 Sept.. 1751; d. Sept., 89 Micajah, b. 17 Jan, 17G4. 

1770. 90 James, b. 13 April, 1766. 

85 Ruth, b. 20 Aug., 1753; m. Benjamin 91 John, b. 16 April, 1770. 

Emmerson. 92 Hannah, b. 5 Jan., 1773. 

8G Hannah, b. 7 Nov., 1755; d. 1770. 



V 48 James Tucker (James, Joseph, Morris), horn in Salisbury, 

G Oet., 1731; married 5 Jan., 1753, Miriam, daughter of Daniel and 
Hannah (Morrill) Osgood, of Salisbury, born 1 July, 1731. By his 
7 father's will he was given land in Gilmanton, N. II. 
^ Children, born in Salisbury : 
>*j 93 John, b. 30 Jan., 1755. 94 Miriam, b. 23 April, 175C. 

50 Ebenezer Tucker (James, Joseph, Morris,) born in Salis- 

^ bury, 1<S June, 1737; will dated 15 April, 1814; proved 8 Sept., 

1814. He gives to Capt. Joseph Flanders of Kensington, his late 

v^j . wife^s property in trust for her relatives. He was a deacon. Married 

^ v-v Mary,' who died, and he married again Hope . , ■ ., who died. >-/ 

^h Children, born in Salisbury, all by first wife '^'1 ■'""'-.' ' '* '•".'/ • 

>"95 Sarah, b. 6 Oct., 1759. 101 Mary, b. 9 Oct., 1775; m. Moses 

-^4 ^9G William, b. 26 Dec, 17G0. Gill. 

. v : :- 97 Samuel A. / 7 left i 102 Martha, b. 2 Nov., 1777; m. Samuel 

>s 98 Stephen, b. 12 Jan., 17G3; d. prev. Iluntoon. 

. \. ■ , 

to 1814, leaving a son John. 103 Benjamin, b. 29 Feb., 1780. 

%?V 99 Ebenezer, b. 8 Jan., 17G9. 104 Betty, m. William True. 

> S *00 James, b. 21 Aug., 1771. 105 Hannah 






^liead before the Historical Society of Old Newbury at its meeting held on the 

new Massachusetts holiday, April 19, 1894.) 


The spirit which pervaded the American colonies during the few 
years preceding the breaking out of hostilities which led inevitably to 
the war of the Revolution, was as fervid in Newbury and Newburyport 
as in any other section of the country. 

In the year 1772 Newburyport held a meeting Dec. 23, and New- 
bury Dec. 29, and chose committees, the former of twelve persons and 
the latter of sixteen, ,f tp take into consideration our publick grievances, 
and the infringement of our rights and liberties," and to report, etc. 

The following month adjourned meetings were held to hear the re- 
ports of these committees, which were accepted and ordered to be 
entered on the town records, there to stand as a lasting memorial of 
* the sense they have of their invaluable rights and of their steady de- 
termination to defend them in every lawful way as occasion may re- 

Before the year was out the good people of the town had opportuni- 
ty to back their words with deeds. Let it be remembered that British 
tea was destroyed in Newburyport a week or ten days before the event 
of a like nature in Boston ; but Market square is a much humbler local- 
ity than Boston harbor, and so the trumpet of Fame has been silent 
over it. 

In the summer of 1774 meetings were held in Newbury and New- 
buryport to take into consideration certain letters sent from the com- 
mittee of correspondence in Boston relating to the proposed general 
congress of the colonies " to consider and advise on the present dis- 
tressed state of our civil and commercial affairs." Later on the town of 
Newbury chose the Hon. Joseph Gerrish, and Newburyport Captain 
Jonathan Greenleaf as their respective representatives. 

In the latter part of October, 1774, the town of Newburyport held a 
meeting and " voted that all the inhabitants be desired to furnish them- 



selves with arms and ammunition, and have bayonets fixed to their guns, 
as soon as may be." 

We can readily imagine the martial activity aroused by this order. 
In the long winter evenings what furbishing of muskets and old King's 
arms, moulding of bullets, and repairing and replenishing of powder- 
horns ! how the ramrods were looked to, the locks oiled, furnished with 
new flints, and manipulated until every part worked with all possible 

The old grandsire in the chimney corner, roused by the bustle to the 

remembrance of the warlike doings of his youth, would recount to the 

eager urchins crowding the settle-bench tales of the great struggle bC- 
Ci o C Co 

tweeti France and England for supremacy in America, and perhaps the 
thrilling stories handed down by his father of Indian warfare and 

* The women of the household, listening as they plied the cards, or 
drove the flax wheel, may have softly sighed over the prospect of anx- 
iety and privation which unfolded itself for the future, the reality of 
which lingered in the memories of the oldest among them no doubt ; 
but the sturdy spirit which was theirs by inheritance would have 
scorned to shrink at sacrifice. So to drive away unwelcome thoughts 
they were fain to debate whether the Liberty tea, so called, was really 
composed of raspberry leaves or some other herb, and what could b& 
done to eke out the supply of molasses for the summer. 

There were other horsemen beside Revere who rode swiftly and si- 
lently away from Boston in the gathering darkness of the evening of 
April 18, 1775. One of them made his way northward, past Win- 
nisimet, over the Lynn marshes, pausing to leave a brief sentence or 
two with the yeomanry of Salem, flushed with the success of the encoun- 
ter with the regulars only a short time before, still northward over the 
vNewbury pike, dropping the curt order with the Ipswich minute men, 
and about midnight drawing rein in Newbury. 

The message spread like wildfire, and at sunrise the companies were 
ready to set out on their march with arms and provisions. 

It has been thought appropriate in our keeping of the day that 
copies of the muster rolls of the companies should be obtained from 
the archives at the State House, Boston, and made public here for the 
benefit of their posterity, who desire to share in the fame of their an- 
cestors. Mr. Robert Noxon Toppan has kindly and faithfully made 
such copies and the following is the result of his labors : 


"The following: lists of officers and soldiers who inarched from New- 
bury and Nevvburyport on April 19 and 20, 1775, to the headquarters 
of the army established at Cambridge, upon what is called the Lexing- 
ton Alarm, are copied from the original muster rolls preserved at the 
State House in Boston. These rolls are generally distinctly written 
and are in good condition, only a few names being difficult to decipher 
from the fading of the ink, or by having been handled a good deal. 

The total number borne on these lists is three hundred and twenty- 
eight (328) about all of whom started on their march on the 19th, the 
very day of the fight at Lexington and Concord, as soon as the news 
reached them that the British troops were advancing from Boston. 

The alacrity with which the American militia men obeyed the sum- 
mons to advance against the regular royal troops shows how intense 
was the excitement of the hour. From motives of patriotism some of 
the men paid their own expenses on the march, while others gave the 
service of their horses ; a trooper of the militia appears to have received 
about eighteen pence a day, and a foot soldier about seventeen. 

It is to be hoped that the Lexington Historical Society will reprint 
the short pamphlet written many years ago by Mr. Elias Phinney, 
which gives a very graphic account of the early morning fight at Lex- 
ington, the encounter at Concord, and the retreat of the English forces, 
with the names of the killed and wounded belonging to Lexington, 
Concord, Acton, C;imbridge, and other neighboring towns, including 
several from Lynn, and even one from Dan vers." 

Vol. 11, page 195. 

A muster roll of the several persons that m irched from Newbury to 
headquarters at Cambridge belonging to the Troop on the Twentieth of 
April, A. D., 1775, on ye alarm under command of John Brickett, 

Lieut., viz. : 


John Brickett, Lieutenant. 
Parker Jaques. Corporal. Abram Adams, Trump. 


Benjamin Adams. Moses March. William Greenleaf. 

Enoch Little. Stephen Coffin. Moses S. Moody. 

Joshua Hills. Thomas Thurlow. 

The above are credited with thirty miles travel and four days service. 



Eliphalet Hill. 
Caleb Kimball. 
Samuel Dole. 


Thomas Williams. 
Joseph Knight. 
Thomas Davies. 

Enoch Huse. 
Abel Merrill. 

(The eight men last mentioned in this roll were detained as Post- 
Riders and received their pay as such.) 

John Brickett, Lieut. 

Each person borne on this roll bore his expense out and home, so 

that no Innholder or Retailer have any demand on the Province or 

person on this roll. 

John Brickett, Lient. 

Middlesex, ss. 8 Dec. 1775. 

Lieut. John Brickett, ye subscriber to this muster roll, made oath 

that in taking the same he acted faithfully and impartially according to 

his best skill and judgment. 

Before me, Abram Fuller, Justice of the Peace. 

Each person named of the within roll belonging to Newbury port, 
went with each man his horse and furnished to Headquarters at Cam- 
bridge as ye order of Court did mention anything relative to Horses I 
leave it with ye Hon. Court to make such advance as they in their 
wisdom will think meet, & remain yr Honors, 

Most obt. Hble Servt., John Brickett. 

(Endorsed.) Watertown, Feb. 22, 1776. 

Examined and compared with original. William Thorley, S. Hol- 
ten, Committee. 

In Council Feb. 23, 177(). Read & allowed & ordered that a warrant 
be drawn on ye Treasurer for £7 3s. in full of this roll. 

Perez Morton, Esq., Sec'y. 

Vol. 12, page 104. 

A Muster-roll of Capt. Jacob Gerrish's company that marched to 
Cambridge in the Alarm, April 19, 1775. 

Silas Adams, Lieutenant. 

Paul Moody. 
Jedediah Stickney. 

Nathaniel Adams. 

Jedediah Currier. 

Jacob Gkriusu, Captain. 

■ Sergeants. 



Jacob Low, Jr. 
Benj. Poor. 

Benj. Stickney, Lieutenant. 

Joseph Danforth. 

John Noyes, 2d sergeant. 

Nathaniel Pearson. 
Nathan Adams. 




Joseph Clioat. 
Oliver Goodridge. 
James Chute. 
Daniel Hale. 
Enoch Boynton. 
Knoch Adams, Jr. 
Stephen Lunt ;. 
John Currier. 
John Cheney. 
William Flood. 

Eliphalet Poor. 
John Sawyer. 
John Lunt. 
Richard Martin. 
Amos Poor. 
Stephen Smith. 
Abram Thorla. 
William Searl. 
Jacob Hale. 
Enoch Adams. 

Jacob Low. 
John Turner. 
David Chute. 
Timothy Dor man. 
Abner Woodman. 
Thomas Smith. 
Amos Stickney. 
Stephen Gerrish. 

(Time of meeting April 19, travel 80 miles, expense of travel 6s. 8d, 
time of service 6 days, balance due the capt. £1, 5s. 8d, etc.) 
£25, 7s. 9d. 

«Tacol) Gerrish, Capt. 

N. B. — ve above men who have no travel carried out against their 
names continued in ye service till ye last of Dec, and was made up for 
Travell and paid accordingly in the muster-roll of my company. 

(March 20, 1776. Capt. Gerrish made his affidavit that the roll was 
correct. The Committee examined the accounts and a warrant for £25 
7s. 9d. was ordered to be drawn.) 

Vol. 12, page 169. 

A Muster-roll of the Minute Company that marched to Cambridge 
under the command of Capt. Moses Little, in the alarm, April 19, 1775. 

Moses Little, Captain. 

Thomas Brown. 
Joshua Little. 
Moses Hoit. 
Matthias Atkinson. 
Nathan Merrill. 
Joseph Merrill. 
Jacob Merrill. 
Edmund. Chased 
Moses Rollins. 
Joseph Carr. 


James Merrill. 
Joshua Pillsbury. 
Josiah Little. 
Jacob Coftin. 
Matthias Plant Sawyer. 
Benj. Brown. 
Moses Coftin. 
John Atkinson. 
Amos Atkinson. 
John Morgarklge. 

TrMOTHY Pillsbuky, Lieutenant. 

Joshua Merrill. 
Samuel Coftin. 
• Jonathan Chase.^ 
Daniel Goodridge. 
Benj. Carr. 
Peter Ordway. 
David Whittemore. 
Lemuel Fowler. 
Enoch Merrill. 

(Affidavit of Capt. Little before Jonathan Hastings, Justice of the 
Peace, March 27, 1776. Examined and compared by committee. War- 
rant for £19, 5s. Hid. ordered in Council April 2, 1776. Mites trav- 
elled, 60. Days out, 5. Id per mile, 5s. for travel.) 



Vol. 13, page 17. 

A list of men who marched with Capt. Moses Nowell from Newbury - 
port, April 19, 1775, against the British troops. 

Moses Nowell, Captain. 

Benj. Perkins, 1st Lieutenant. 

Elias Davis, 2d Lieutenant. 


Paul Lunt. 
Timothy Ford. 
/-Wm. Ames. 
Samuel Clark. 

Benj. Pearson. 
Caleb Haskell. 

John Somerby. 
John Wyatt. 
Wm. Shackford. 
Edmund Pettengell. 
Timothy Palmer. 
Michael Toppan. 
Moses Kimball. 
Thomas Haynes. 
Moses Pidgeon. 
John Brett. 
John Chase. f 
John Brichford. 
Wm. McClintock. 
Josiah Teel. 
Thomas Gould. 
Joseph Somerby. 
Samuel Harris (2 days) 
Thomas Merrill. 
David Rogers. 
Moses Newman. 
Edward Toppan. 
Benj. Beckley, Jr. 
John Adams. 
Edmund Moore. 
Nicholas Titcomb. 
Samuel Wyatt. 
Wm. Halliday. 
Hezekiah Goodhue. 
Thomas Greenleaf. 
John Little. 
Nathaniel Mitchell. 

Stephen Jenkins, 3d Lieutenant. 


Moses Pike. 
Nathaniel Fellows. 
Nathaniel Montgomery. 
Samuel Foster. 

Drum and Fife 


Amos Pearson. 

Wm. Stickney. 

Stephen Moore. 

John Sleeper. 

Thomas Hammond. 

Thomas Merrill. 

Jonathan Dole. 

Wm. Da mm. 

Jesse Amory. 

John Perry. 

Henry W. Tinger (2 days), 

Thomas Frothingham. 

Samuel Nowell. 

Joshua Pettengell. 

Thomas Leigh. 

Jacob Knapp. 

Benj. Greenleaf. 

John Brown. 

John Cheever. 

Nicholas Moody. 

Thomas Weskom. 

Joseph McHard. 

Wm. Connor. 

Joseph Herbert. 

Jacob True. 

Joseph' Smith. 

Mayo Greenleaf. 

David Pearson. 

Samuel Swazy. 

Asa Dickson. 

Joseph Stickney. 

Richard Hale. 
Joseph Cross. 

Samuel Hall. 
Thomas Gardner. 

Robert . 

John Stickney. 
John Hammond. 
Isaac Frothingham. 
Jonathan Carter. 
Jonathan Plumer. 
Michael Titcomb. 
John Halliday. 
Joseph Davis. 
Francis Rogers. 
James Brown— 
James Forth. 
Roger Lord. 
John Little. 
Joseph Pearson. 
Isaac Marble. 
Paul Noyes. 
Wm. Farnham. 
John Kettle. 
Stephen Giddings. 
Joshua Mitchell. 
Nathaniel Warner. 
Zebulon Titcomb. 
John Wood Brown. 
Josiah Plumer. 
Lewis Gay. 
Moses Cross. 

Moses . 

David Somerby. 




Wm. Hazeltine. 
Thomas Boardman. 
John C. Roberts. 
Joseph Somerby, Jr 
Enoch Moody. 
Benj. Eaton. 
Silas Parker. 
John Cook. 

Philip Johnson. 
John Goodhue. 
Amos Follansbee. 
Nathaniel Smith. 
Lemuel Coffin. 
Tristram Plumer. 
Isaac Currier. 
Roland Stockman. 

Caleb James. 
Amos French. 
Enoch Plumer. 
Nathaniel Haskell. 
Moses Fessenden. 
Samuel Muse. 
Luke Webster. 

(Affidavit of Capt. No well, Dec. 4, 1775 ; warrant for payment of 
£79, 13s. 3d. ordered March 25, 1776. Miles 75, days 4.) 

Vol. 13, page 19. 

Muster-roll of the several Persons who marched from Newbury to 
Headquarters at Cambridge, on the Twentieth day of April, 1775, under 
the command of Thomas Noyes, 3d. 

Thomas Noyks, Captain. 

Enoch Long, Lieutenant. 

Abnkk Bayley, Ensign. 

Joseph Ames. 
Thomas Chase. 
John Chase. 
Parker Chase 
Winthrop Colby. 
Enoch Davis. 
Nathaniel Emery. 
Joseph Goodridge. 
Benj. Hills, Jr. « 
Enoch Long, Jr. 

Moses Brickktt, Ensign. 


Moody Morse. 
Thomas Rogers. 
John Rawling, Jr. 
Joshua Sawyer. 
Joseph Brown, Jr. 
Abel Chase.-' 
Joseph Chase, Jr. 
Daniel Cheney. 
Nathan Chase, 
Robert Davis. 

Wm. Poster. 
William Hills. 
Thomas lluse. 
John March. 
Parker Rogers. 
Silas Rogers. 
Barns Short. 
Daniel Thurston. 

(Miles 80, days 4, total expense £21, Is. 8Jd.) 

Each person borne on this roll bore his expense out and home so that 
no Innholders have any demand on ye Province or person on this roll. 

Thomas Noyes, Capt. 

Essex, ss. 2 Dec, 1775. Then ye above named Thomas Noyes ap- 
peared and made oath to ye truth of ye above rolls. 

Before me, Caleb dishing Jus. Peace. 

In Council, March 16, 1776. Read and allowed that a warrant be 
drawn on ye Treasurer for £21, Is. 8£d. in full of this roll. 

John Lowell, Dept. Sec'y. 

Examined and compared with the original. 

Edward Rawson, Jonas Dix, Committee. 




Vol. 13, page 43. 

The Roll of that part of the Company that marched from Newbury 
on the nineteenth day of April, 1775, on ye alarm on sd day under ye 
command ofCapt. Jonathan Poor of said town of Newbury, in ye coun- 
ty of Essex and colony of ye Massachusetts & in ye second Regiment 
of Militia in said county whereof Samuel Gerrish was Colonel to defend 
this country from ye invasions of the ministerial troops. 

Jonathan Poor, Captain. 


Mosks Ilsley, 1st Lieutenant. 

Benj. Todd. 


Stephen Dole. Anthony Ilsley. 

Samuel Gerrish. John Noyes (3 days). 

John Hale. William Plumer. 

Daniel Hale, Jr. Mark Plumer (3 days). 

David Dole. Stepheu Poor. 

Simeon Hale, 2d Lieutenant. 

Paul Plumer. 

John Thurston (3 days) . 
Benj. Thurston. 
Henry Dole. 
John Nichols (3 days), 

Miles, 86, with the exception of Mark Plumer and John Thurston 
who are credited with 64 miles. Days, 6. (Opposite the names of 
John Noyes and John Nichols is written " enlisted in ye army.") 

(Oath of Capt. taken before Caleb Gushing, Jus. Peace, 2 Dec, 1775. 
Warrant for £1.5, 5s. ordered by John Lowell, Dep. Sec.) 

Vol. 13, page 73. 

A Minute roll of Capt. William Rogers 3d Company under command 
of Col. Samuel Gerrish of Newbury. 

Samuel Oarr, Lieutenant. 
Joshua Newell, 
Joshua Brown, 

1 1 

Samuel Pillsbury, Corporal. 
Nathan Emery, " 

William Rogers, Captain. 

Wadleigii Noyes, Lieutenant. 
Nathaniel Hills, " 

Ezekiel Morrill, Corporal. 
Moses Moody, " 

Daniel Pillsbury, Drummer. • 

Thomas Hills. 

Joseph Noyes. 
John Chase. ' 
John Eliot. 
Thomas Follansbee. 
Nehemiah Follansbee. 
Aaron Noyes. 

Samuel Jaquish. 
Jacob Merrick. 
Parker Noyes. 
Benj. Pettengell. 
Moody Smith. 

Ephraim Emery. Fife. 

Mark Woodman. 
Samuel Sawyer. 
John Merrill. 
Parker Smith. 
Asa Bayley. 
John Smith. 




John Flanders. 
Joseph Goodridge. 
Obadiah Hill. . 
Samuel Hills. 

Jonathan Thurston. 
William White. 
Francis Dean. 
Moses Chase.-' 

Zebulon Engersol 
John Emery. 
Abel Woodman. 

(Time 19 April. Miles, 40. Days varying from 3 up to 9.) 
Affidavit of Capt. 3 Jan., 1776, before Samuel Holden, Jus. Peaee 
through the colony, examined and compared by Samuel Holden and 
Edward Rawson, committee. Warrant for £23, 6s. 5fd. ordered 22 
Feb., 1776. 

Perez Morton, Dep. Sec.) 

Vol. 13, page 196. 

A Muster-roll of the Company or party of men under the Command 
of Gideon Woodwell, Capt., who marched from Newbury on ye alarm 
on ye 19th of April, 1775, to Cambridge, & continued till ye 23d of 
ye same & set off for Newbury with leave. 

Henry Somerby, Sergeant. 

Gideon Woodwell, Captain. 

John Dole, Corporal. 

Paul Gerrish, Sergeant. 

Daniel Knight. 
Andrew Stickney 
Joseph Allen. 


David Stickney. 
John Bly. 
James Safford. 

William Hale. 

Parker Knight. 
Peter Stanwood. 
John Smith. 

(Miles 86, days 6, expense of travel 7s. instead of 6s. 8d.) 
(Affidavit of Capt. 7 Jan., 1776, before Joseph Gerrish, Jus. Peace. 
Watertown, 22 Feb., 1776, examined and compared by committee. 
Warrant for £12, Is. 6^d. 23 Feb., 1776. 

Perez Morton, Dep. Sec.) 







{Continued from page 260.) 

Cabot, Mehitable, m. Joseph Rouse. 
Cadwallader, Elizabeth, m. Archibald M'Call, jun. 
Cadwallader, Maria, in. Samuel Rinuirold. 

Calder, Robert. Mr. R. C. of Charlestown, to Miss Anna Davis, of Dor- 
chester. (S. Apr. 9, 1791.) 
Caldwell, Sarah, ra. Rev. Joseph Dana. 
Call, Miss, m. Samuel Perkins. 
Call, Martha, in. John At water. 
Call, Polly, ni. Howes Manning. 
Call, Mrs. Sarah, m. Richard Chamberlain. 
Callahan, Capt. Frederick William. At Newport, Capt. F. W. C, of 

Boston, to Miss Merebe Handy. (W. Oct. 1, 1794.) 
Cailender, Benjamin. Mr. B. C, to Miss Eunice Flanlin, both of this 

town. (S. Dec. 24, 1785.) 
Cailender, John. At Georgetown (City of Washington) J. C, Esq., At- 
. torney at Law, of this town, to Miss Catherine Lawless Templeman, 

of that place. (S. Dec. 13, 1794.) 
Cailender, Joseph. Mr. J. C, Engraver, to Miss Elizabeth Laughtoii. 

(S. Aug. 1, 1789.) 
Cailender, Joseph, jun. Mr. J. C, jun., to Miss Polly Brown, both of 

Boston. (W. Sept. 28, 1785.) 
Cailender, Lydia, m. Josiah Brad lee. 
Cailender, William. In this town, Mr. W. C. to Miss Katy Nickals. 

(W. Jan. 1, 1794.) 
Calley, Hannah, m. James Carter Singleton. 


Gimp, Phoebe, m. Rev. Calvin White. 

Campbell, Betsey, m. John Loring. 

Campbell, Dr. George \\\ At Philadelphia, Dr. G. W. C., to Miss 

Charlotte Craig. (S. Mch, 23, 1793. ) 
Campbell, Hermoine B., m. Dan. Taylor. 
Campbell, John. [At New -York] Mr. J. C, to Miss Sally Guest. (S. 

Feb. 2, 1793.) 
Campbell, Patrick, jun. At York (P.) Mr. P. C, jun., to Miss F. 

Stockton. (W. Feb. 29, 1792.) 
Cannon, Sarah, m. John Douglas. 
Capen, Polly, in. Jeremiah Fowle. 
Capen, Stoddard. Mr. S. C, to Miss Margaret Jennings [both of this 

town]. (W. Apr. 9, 1794.) 
Capers, W. H. [At Fairhaven] Mr. W. C, of S. Carolina, to Miss Abi- 
gail Burr. (VY. Sept. 16, 1789.) See B. lleoge, jun. 
Capper, Henry. At Philadelphia, Mr. H. C, to Miss Bartholomew. (S. 

Apr. 14, 1792.) 
Carey, Matthew. At Philadelphia, Mr. H. C, printer, to Miss Flahaven. 
Carey, Rachel, m. Samuel Thayer. 
Carey, Sukey, m. John Trueman. 
Carnes, John, jun. Mr. J. C, jun., to Miss Nabby Wainwright. (S. 

Sept. 9, 1786. 
Carnes, Capt. Lewis. Capt. L. C, to Miss Martha Green, daughter to 

the late Nathaniel Green, Esq. (AY. Feb. 16,1791.) 
Carnes, Thomas. Last Sunday evening. Mr. T. C, to Miss Polly 

Davis, daughter of Mr. William Davis, of this town, merchant. (\Y. 

July 9, 1788.) 
Carney, Daniel. By the Rev. Dr. Stillman, Mr. D. C., to the amiable 

Miss Sally Bell, both of this town. (W. Mch. 21, 1792.) 
Carr, Capt. John. At Newport, Capt. J. C, to Mrs. Northup. (S. Nov. 

19, 1791.) 
Cnrrington, Hon. Paul. In Virginia, the Hon. P. C, Judge of the High 

Court of Appeals, in the 65th year of his age, to Miss Simms, of Hali- 
fax County, aged 15. (W. Apr. 25, 1792.) 
Carpenter, Elizabeth, in. Thomas Lewis. 
Carr, Jane, m. John Bartlett. 
Carr, Mrs. Rebecca, m. James Murray. 
Carter, Ann, m. Nicholas Brown. 



Carter, Ann, m. Gov. Lee. 

Carter, Bartholetnew. In this town, Mr. B. C., to the amiable Miss 
Eliza Appleton, both of this town. (W. Mch. 28, 1792.) 

Carter, Hannah, m. William Smith. 

Carter, James, at Haverhill, Mr. J. C, merchant, of Newbury-port, to 
Mrs. Elizabeth Thaxter, of Haverhill. (S. Sept. 6, 1794.) 

Carter, Nathaniel, jnn. Mr. N. C. jnn., of Newbury- Port, to Miss 
Cutts, of Portsmouth. (W. May 14, 1788.) 

Carter, Timothy. At Concord (N. PL), Mr. T.C., to Miss Judith Chand- 
ler. (S. June 28, 1794.) 

Cartmill, Mary, m. Nathaniel Willis. 

Carver, Miss, m. Dr. Samuel Angier. 

Cary, Edward, jun. At Charlestown, Mr. E. C, juu. of Nantucket, to 
the amiable Miss Russell. (W. Oct. 2, 1793.) 

Cary, Samuel. On Sunday last, Mr. S. C, to Miss Susannah Coverly, 
both of this town. (W. Mch. 5,1794.) 

Carhcart, John. Last evening by the Rev. Mr. Eliot, J. C, Esq., 
to Miss Polly B. Sigourney, of this town. (W. Dec. 29, 1790.) 

Catlin, Nabby, m. Ozias Buel. 

Cay, Mrs., m. Jeremiah Finney. 

Cazneau, Hannah, m. Thomas Brew r er. 

Cazneau, Isaac. At Andover, Mr. I. C, to Miss Anna Symer, daughter 
to the Rev. William Symer, of that place. (S. Dec. 7, 1793.) 

Cazneau, Rebecca, m. William Alline. 

Chadbourne, Jonathan. J. C, Esq., of Berwick, to Miss Nancy Halo, 
of Portsmouth, daughter of Samuel Hale, Esq. (W. Mch 3, 1790.) 

Chadwick, Hannah, m. Capt. Joseph Clasby. 

Chadwick, Hezekiah. Mr. H. C, to Miss Hannah Voax. (S. Mch. 20, 

Chaloner, John. At Springfield, Mr. J. C, to Miss Experience Bliss, — 
This is the same Mr. Chaloner, who lost both his arms, by the dis- 
charge of a field-piece on Federal Hill, during the Insurrection. We 
sincerely hope, although married to an invalid, the above lady will 
through life, consummate her maiden names. (W. Mch. 7, 1792.) 
Deaths: At Springfield, Mr. William Chaloner, Mi. 45. He was 
the unfortunate person who had both his arms blown from his body 
by the discharge of a cannon. (But W. July 10, 1793, called Wil- 


Chamberlain, Richard. In this town, by the Rev. Mr. Belknap, Mr. R. 
C., to Mrs. Sarah Call. (W. Dec. 5, 1792.) 

Champlin, Elizabeth, m. John Coffin Jones. 

Cbampney, Hannah, m. James Prescott, jun. 

Champney, Richard. At Portsmouth (N. M.), R. C, Esq., to Mrs. Betsy 
Hickey. (W. Mch. 3, 1790.) 

Chandler, Abner. At Springfield (Mass.), Mr. A. C, to Miss Eunice 
Colton. (S. Oct. 27, 1792). 

Chandler, Eliza Augusta, m. Francis Blake. 

Chandler, Elizabeth, m. Nathaniel Paine. 

Chandler, Judith, m. Timothy Carter. 

Chandler, Lucretia, m. Rev. Aaron Bancroft. 

Chandler, Mrs. Nancy, m. William Chandler. 

Chandler, William. On Thursday evening, Mr. W. C, to Mrs. Nancy 
Chandler, both of this town. (S. Aug. 13, 1791.) 

Channing, Nancy, m. William Woodbridge. 

Chapman, Capt. Jonathan. Capt. J. C, to Miss Nabby Devans, daugh- 
ter of Richard Deva'ns, Esq. (S. Sept. 10, 1785.) 

Chapman, Joseph, at Marblehead, Mr. J. C, to Miss Susannah Lee, 
both of that place. (W. Sept. 3, 1794.) 

Chapman, Sally, m. John Bray. 

Chappertin, Lem. [In this town] Mr. L. C, to Miss Bridget Cole- 
man, daughter of Col. Coleman, of this town. (^S. July 19, 1794.) 

Chatterton, Mrs. Rhoda, in. Capt. Benjamin Brown. 

Chauncey, Johanna, m. Edward Parry. 

Checkley, Nanc} r , m. Rev. William Shaw. 

Cheever, Dr. Abijah. Last Sunday noon, Dr. A. C, to Miss Betsey 
Scott — Mr. Samuel Cobb to Miss Peggy Scott, daughters of the late 
Dr. Samuel Scott. (W. July 8, 1789.) 

Cheever, Jemima, m. Daniel Hawes. 

Cheever, Rebecca, m. Jeremiah Bullfinch. 

Chicken, John. J. C. Esq., aged 61, to Mrs. Lackay, aged 77 years, 
both of Kent's County, Delaware. (S. June 9, 1792.) 

Childs, Miss, m. Dea. Wells. 

Childs, Amariah. At Charlestown, Mr. A. C, merchant, to Miss 
Ruthy Larkin, daughter of Mr. Ebenezer Larkin, of that town. (S. 
May 12, 1792. 

ChiJds, Francis. At Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey, Mr. F. C, editor 


of the New- York Daily Advertiser, to Miss Sarah Blanchard, daugh- 
ter of Mr. John Blanchard, merchant, of Elizabeth-Town. (M. 
Aug, 13, 1787.) 
Boston Gazette. 

Chinery, Anna, m. Mr. Aspinwall. 

Chipman, Paulina, m. Michael Morrison. 

Chipman, Rev. Thomas Henley. On Thursday evening, by the Rev, Mr. 
Stillman, the Rev. T. H. C, of Annapolis-Royal, to Miss Jave Hard- 
ing, daughter of the late deceased Capt. Thomas Harding, of Charles- 
town. (S. Oct. 28, 1786.) 

Chittendon, Ruthy, m. Joseph Bond. 

Choate, Nancy, in. James Tappan. 

Chollet, John B. In this town, Mr. J. B. C, to Mrs. Mary Danei. 
(W.Feb. 20, 1793.) 

Coarley, Capt. John Willson. In this town, on Thursday evening, by 
the Rev. Dr. Parker, Capt. J. W. C, to Miss Theodosia Beale. (S. 
June 2, 1792.) 

Christopher, Peter. At New London, Mr. P. C. to Miss Rebecca Sul- 
tonstall [Saltonstall?] (S. Apr. 14, 1792.) 

Church, Abigial, m. Thomas Foord. 

Church, Nancy, m. Thomas Dickman. 

Churchill, Ansell. At Warren, Mr. A. C, to Miss Lillis Barton, 
daughter of William Barton, Esq. of that town. (S. Mch. 31, 

Churchill, Francis. At Charlestown, by the Rev. President Willard, 
Mr. F. C, to Miss Phoebe Leathers. (S. Sept. 30, 1786.) 

Churchman, Enoch. In Hartford County, (M.) Mr. E. C, merchant, 
to Miss Patty Norris. (W. Feb. 29, 1792.) 

Clap, Levy. [In this town] Mr. L. C, to Miss Elizabeth Wallace. 
(W. Apr, 23, 1794.) 

(To be continued.) 








(Continued from page 270.) 


1557 ThOxMas Perkyns of Thurlaston, parish of Elvaston, Co. of 

In his will, dated 23 May, 1557, he directs that he shall "he buried 
in the parish church of Elvaston," and mentions : Elizabeth, Jone, "my 
two daughters" unmarryed. Nicholas Person and his children, John 
Coxson, Henry Wode, Elyn Perkyns, John Perkyns " my son." John 
Perkyns, John Bonsover, executors. Nicholas Bentley, supervisor. 
Nicholas Homes, Elys Coxson, Elys Smethley, John Bradshaw, wit- 

The inventory, not dated, was taken by : William Coghyn, John 
Lankshyr, Thomas Lygge, John Williamson. 
Amount £30. 16s. 8d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 13 September, 1557, by John Perkins, power 
reserved for John Bonsover. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 5, Page 106. 

1605 George Parken of Sotball, parish of Beighton, County of 
Derby, husbandman. 

In his will, dated 1 October, 1604, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of Beighton," and mentions : Jone "my wife," ex- 
ecutrix. John Parken "my son," Roland Parkin "my son " and his 
two children, George Parken "my son," and his two children, Eliza- 
beth Parken "daughter of my son John," Robert Bouth the younger, 
' whom I am grandfather unto." 

John Waynewright, Godfrey Try tone, overseers. 

Debts owing to : John Ilobsone, Charles Hobsone, John Culfourthage, 



Thomas Smetley, Thomas Creswicke. William Henfrey, John Hen- 
frey, Edward Henfrey, "my wife's children," Margaret Perkyn, wife 
of Roland Perkyn, Steven Grene, Thomas Stacie, Richard Morten, 
Lord Cavendish, Nicholas Machden. 
Witness, John Hidden, clerk. 

The inventory, dated day of , 1605, was taken hy : Robert 

Scalles, Ralph Greaves, Lyonell Roberts, George Jessope. 
Amount £39. 19s. lOd. 
Proved at Lichfield, 20 December, 1605, by Joan, the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 10, Page 184. 

1617 John Perkin, of Thurlaston, in the parish of Elvaston. 

In his will, dated 7 April, 1617, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the parish church of Elvaston," and mentions : Alice, "my wife." 
Residue to be divided "amongst, my children," viz : 1 son and 4 daugh- 
ters. Mary Perkins, Anne Perkins, "my daughters," executrixes. 

Richard Perkins "my brother," William Randall of Alvaston, John 
Newham of Thurlaston, James Newham of Thurlaston, John Dore of 
Ambaston, John Hnssett "mv wife's brother," debts. 

Francis Barton "my brother-in-law," supervisor. Gervase Hall, Wil- 
liam Osborne, witnesses. 

The inventory (without date) was taken by: John Cocken, Roger 
Meare, Richard Piggin, Thomas Garton, appraisers. 
Amount, about, £100. 0s. Od. 

Proved at Lichfield, 16 June, 1617, by Mary and Anne Perkins the 


— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 12, Page 230. 

1638 Richard Perkins of Elvaston, in the county of Derby, hus- 

In his will (nuncupative), dated 29 January, 1637, he bequeathes 
as follows: unto the children of "his nephew " John Bacon 17 sheepe. 
Francesse Richardson of Thurlaston, county of Derby, widow, owes 
him £3. 15s. Od. ; he gave part 30/ — to his "nephew" John Perkins, 
20/ — to Richard Perkins son of said John Perkins, the residue of said 
sum to the children of said John Bacon, land called Chickenholme als. 
Gotysfield & Belly ton field in Elvaston & land called Lichpooles leased 



from John Richardson of Thurlaston, Gent, and Francesse Richardson 
his mother, land called Willm Wave leased from Sir John Stanhope 
of Elvaston, knight. £4. to Humfrev Bate of Thurlaston, weaver, 
residue to the children of said John Bacon. 

Executor, — John Sore the elder of Ambaston, Co. Derby, yeoman. 
Witnesses, — Richard Brooke, Mary Bacon. 

The inventory? dated 3 February, 1637, was taken by : Wm. Os- 
borne, Wm. Piggin, Richard Brooke, Robert Moorely. 
Amount, £55. 18s. 8d. 
Proved at Lichfield, 20 April, 1638, by the executor. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. , Page 


1600 Parkin. His children were: Hugh, born : died 

1640. Mark, born ; died 1628. Abraham, born — ~; died after 

1628. A daughter, born ; married William Bishopp. 

— M. P. 

16^-0 Hugh Parkin, of Clist Honiton. He was a yeoman. 

In his will, which was dated 31 Oct., 1634, and proved 30 June, 1640, 
his name appears as "Parkinge. " He was the eldest son probably. His 

wife was Mary. His children were : Thomas, born ; under 24 in 

1634 ; the eldest son. Marke " Parkinge " ("Perkins " in his brother's 
will) born ; died after 1675. John, born ; died 1677. Mar- 
garet, born ; married Collier. Marie, born — — ; married 


M. P. 

-4.64®^ John Perkins. His wife was Marv. 

In his will, which was dated 8 Feb., 1675-6, and proved 18 Feb., 
1677-8, the name lV'Perkins" and not "Parkin ;" and in his will he men- 
tions : Cousin John Waldron, Thomas Perkins, nephew of Honiton Clist 
(probably his brother Thomas' son), brother Mark Perkins, sister Mar- 
garet Collier, sister Mary Scobell, cousin Mary, wife of John Perkins, 
sister (in law?) Jane Perkins and her daughter Mary Perkins, nephews 

Thomas and John Perkins. 

— M. P. 


1628 Mark Parkin, husbandman, of Broad Clist. He was the son 

of Parkin, and a brother of Hugh Parkin, of Honiton Clist, and 

Abraham Parkin, of Woodburie. His wife was Thomasine, 

By his will, which was dated 20 March, 1628 and proved on 25 April 
administration upon his estate was given to William Collins, senior, — 
the testator's son-in-law, during the minority of William Collins, junior, 
who was appointed executor of the will. His children were : Arthur, 

born ; married Rebecca . Christian, born ; married 

William Collins. (William and Christian Collins had sons, William 
who was under age in 1628, and George. 

(Will )— M. P. 

1628 Arthur Parkin. He was the son of Mark and Thomasine 

( ) Parkin, of Broad Clist. His wife was Rebecca . Their 

children were : Thomas. Mary. 

M. P. 

1628 Abraham Parkin, of Woodburie. Nothing is known of him 
except that he was the son of Parkin, and a brother of Hugh Par- 
kin, of Clist Honiton, and Mark Parkin, of Broad Clist. His children 
were: Abraham, who was living in 1628; Jaken. 

M. P. 

1634 Thomas Parkin, of Honiton Clist. He was the eldest son of 

Hugh and Mary ( ) Parkin of Clist Honiton, and the brother of 

Marke Parkimre and of John Perkins. He was under 24 in 1634. He 
is not mentioned in his brother John's will, which was dated 7 Feb., 
1675-6, and was deceased at that time, probably. Fie left a son Thomas ; 
and perhaps other children. 

M. P. 


1494 John Perkins of Bristol. 

He died about 1493-4, leaving plate, etc., to his son John. 

— London Registry. 

M. P. 

1539 Thomas Perkyns of Lechlade. 

Although Lechlade is not in the diocese of Worcester, nevertheless 
this will was tiled there ; it was probably not examined. 

— Worcester Registry. 


1551 William Perkins, of Minster worth. 

His will was proved December 19, 1551. He married Anne . 

The children of William and Anne ( ) Perkins were: John, 

horn ; other children, son-in-law William Brether. 

— Gloucester Registry. 

1552 Thomas Perkins, of Minster worth. He married Jane. His 
will was proved May 7, 1552. The children of Thomas and Jane 

( ) Perkins were : son John, daughter Mary. Brother William 

Hassard, kinsman William Wymon. 

— Gloucester Registry. 

1553 Thomas Perkins, of Tewkesbury. He married Elizabeth. 
His will was proved July 5, 1553, and in this instrument he mentions: 
wife Elizabeth, sister Sybil, daughter Margaret, .son Robert, son 
Thomas, Robert Perkins living at Cogdon (probably Longdon in Wor- 
cestershire) . 

— Gloucester Registry. 

1556 Elizabeth Perkins, widow, of Tewkesbury. Her will was 
proved May 27, 1556; in which document she mentions: late husband 
Thomas Perkins, son Thomas and his daughter Elizabeth, son Richard 
and his daughter Alia, daughter Margaret, kinsman John Tvrvell. 

— New England Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

1558 Walter Perkyns, of Harpery. He married Elizabeth. He 
died in 1558, leaving a widow and five children. He mentions in his 
will : wife Elizabeth, son Richard, son John, daughter Margery, daugh- 
ter Isabel, daughter Margaret. 

Overseers, Thomas Perkvns and John Barston. All of the children 
were under 21. 

— New England Hist. &, Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

1558 Thomas Perkins, of Place! Held (probably Hastield). He 
married Elizabeth. He and his wife died in 1558, and each left a will ; 
their daughter Joan also left one ; and from these three wills the fol- 
lowing names are taken : son John the younger, to whom the father 


bequeaths a house in the parish of Elderfield; daughter Joan the 
elder; daughter Joan the younger ; son Thomas P. who had children 
Sybil and Margaret. 

— New England Hist. & and Gen. register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

.Note. — Joan's will was proved Feb. 4, 1563. 

1580 " Thomas Perkins of Tewkesbury," Gloucestershire, men- 
tions : wife Elizabeth, son Thomas under four years old, June, 1580; 
daughter Anne, wife of Richard Butler ; daughter Martha, not 14, June, 
1580 ; son-in-law Thomas Leaper ; daughter-in-law Margery Leaper ; 
John and Thomas, sons of Richard Butler. (Qy. Were they his 
grandsons or sons of Richard Butler by a former marriage?) ; Mary Rob- 

Overseers, Mr. Walter Lee, Esq., John Millington and Thomas 

Rogers. Administration to relict during minority of son Thomas, 


— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, pane 315. 

Note.— lie was the first bailiff of Tewkesbury, elected in 1574. Richard Butler was bailiff in Ifi'i."). 
and John Millington in 1590. He was a " yeoman." Index number, "4 Davey." — Loudon Registry. 

1632 "William Perkins of Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire), 

In his will Aug. 22, 1632, he mentions: daughter Anne, godson 
John Perkins of Rippel ; "children of my brothers and sisters." Edward 
Jackson, Willni. Hay ward; residue to wife Anne (daughter of Ed- 
ward George), and she the exix. 

Overseers, father-in-law Edward George and Richard Turbervill. 

Proved 16 Nov., 1632, by exix. Index number: ' f 108 Audley." 

— London Registry. 

NOTE. — Rip-pel is near Tewkesbury. Roger Turberville was bailiff' in 1581 and William Turbei vili- 
in 1«K)7 and 1G00. 

1583 Richard Perkins, ot Kemerton. He married Anne, lb* 

died in 1583, and in his will which was proved Sept. 28th of that ye;»r 

mentions : wife Anne, son Richard, son Francis, son Edward, son 


— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register. 

'Vol. xi, page 315. 



1588 Hugh Perkins, of Barnewood. He married Eleanor. He 
died in 1588, and in his will which was proved in that year he men- 
tions : wife Eleanor, son Richard, son William, son George, son Wal- 
ter, son John, daughter Margaret, daughter Elizabeth. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. XI j page 315. 

1594 Elizabeth Perkins, of Hartbury. In her will, which was 
proved Sept. 11, 1594, she mentions : son-in-law Richard Jeffries. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

1602 Thomas Perkyns of Hartbury. Me died in lf>02, and in his 

will which was proved April 12th of that year-, he mentions: wife 

' f Felix," son James. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi, page 315. 

1G14 John Perkins, of Minster worth. He married Joan. In his 
will, which was dated Aug. 7, 1614, he mentions: wife Joan, daughter 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xi i, page 294. 

1023 George Perkins, of Easlington. He married Joan. He 
died in 1623, and in his will he mentions : wife Joan, son Walter, son 
George, daughter Elizabeth. Roger, son of John Perkins, deceased. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xii, piige 294. 

Note.— lie may have been the son of If ugh and Eleanor ( ) Perkins, of I'.arnwood. 

1630 James Perkins, of Easlington. Nothing is vet known of his 
family or relatives. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register , 

Vol. xn, page 294. 

1633 Roger Perkins, of Easlington. Nothing is yet known of his 
family or connections. 

— New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register, 

Vol. xii, page 294. 



1545 Thomas Pekkyns, of Over Stipe (Upper Sapey). 

In his will he mentions: daughter Jone Downe, daughter Jane Ye 


— Hereford Registry. 

1540-7 Edward Perkins, of Upper Sapey. 

His will probably was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1554-5 Johanne Perkins, of Woferlow. 

Her will was probably not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1556 John Parkyns, of Woferton. 

His will provided that he should " be buried at Woferton." 

— Hereford Registry. 

1558 Roger Perkyns, of the Parish of Frorne. (Frome P]pi. 

i. e., Bishop's Frome, Herefordshire.) 

His will probably was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1558 Richard Perkyns, of Bishop's Frome. Mentions: Daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Skynner, and her husband, Thos. Skyuner. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1569 Edward Perkins, of Harpeley ( ?). 

(This place is uncertain. It may be intended for Hartbury (Har- 
pery), Gloucestershire, and there is a Harpley> in Durham ; but the 
latter seems too far away.) 

His will probably was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1569 John Parkyns, of Much Dewchurch (Dewchurch Magna) 
(Dewchurch-great) , Herefordshire. 
His will probably was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 

1587 William Perkins, of Frome Epi. (Bishop's Frome), Here- 

His will probably was not examined. 

— Hereford Registry. 



1637 " John Perkins, of Evisbatch, Co. Hereford, yeoman." 

His will dated August 8th, 1637, mentions: Alice, uncle Philip 
Ilooke's wife ; John and Thomas Hooke, uncle Philip's sons. My cousin 
Kithcren Bullockc. My brother Philip Perkins. Repairs of Hereford 
cathedral. Poor of Collington, Bromyard, Bishop's Stanford, Acton 
Bechamp, Evisbatch, Castle Frome, Bishop's Frome, Egelton, Canon 
Frome, Asperton, Bosburie, Ledbury and Cradley. John South, son of 
my brother in law 'Thomas South, and his sister Elinor South. Godsons 
Humphrey Steward and John Wade. Mary, wife of William Perkins, 
and her children. My cousin JoycejBarratt and children. Katherin Dey- 
ken, my uncle's daughter. Jane, wife of George Freeman, and her chil- 
dren. John Dycker, William Dyeker, Margery Dycker. Ellinor Perkins, 
my uncle's daughter, and her two sisters, Margaret and Katherine. Ussule 
Good, my uncle's daughter, anil her son Thomas Good. Jane, wife of Ralfe 
Good. John Good, son ofEzabell Good. Anne Burford, my kinswoman, 
and her sons Richard and Humphrey Burford. Jane Burford. My brother 
Richard Perkins. Residue to brother in law, Thomas South, and he exor. 

Proved 14 Nov. 1637, by exor. 

— London Registry. 

Index Number " 156 Goare. " 

Note.— This will seems to meet at Ledbury with that of James Parkins. 

1638-9 Humphrey Perkins, of Cradley, Co. Hereford. 
Administration upon his estate was granted to his relict, Bridget, Jan. 
|28, 1638-9. 

— Hereford Regist vy . 
— London Registry. 

Note.— Crudley or Cradley is also mentioned in the will of John Perkins, yeoman, olK.vesbatch, Co, 
Cradley and Evesbatch were adjoining parishes, and close to Madresfield, in Worcestershire. 

(To be continued.) 





Tillinghast Collins was the ancestor of a family represented by a num- 
ber of descendants in the present generation. Little, however, has been 
ascertained concerning his ancestry. He was a mariner and a native of 
Cranston, Rhode Island. His grandfather was probably one of the early 
settlers, having emigrated from his native country, Ireland, to Rhode 
Island, when the latter was a colony. 

Tillinghast Collins appears to have moved to Philadelphia, Pennsyl- 
vania, about, the beginning of the present century. His name first ap 
pears in the city directory of Philadelphia in the year I<s01 . . He was 
married in that city, as appeal's by the records of the Swedes' Church, on 
April 27, 1800, to Ann Gould. The record states the names as Talling- 
hast Collins and Ann Gold, errors in spelling of names being frequent 
at that pei'iod. Ann Gould was born near Trenton, New Jersey, in the 
year 1780 and died in 1842. She was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, 
Philadelphia. Tillinghast Collins died about the year 1815, leaving his 
widow and three children to survive him. The children were two sons, 
Tillinghast King Collins and Philip Gould Collins, and a daughter, 
■Free love Collins. 

Tillinghast King Collins was born at Philadelphia, October 14, 1802, 
and died April 6, 1870. lie was a printer ; a prominent member of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church ; a public-spirited citizen and member of the 
Board of Controllers of Public Schools. Itissaid, that he had a relative. :« 
cousin, who resided in New York city, but nothing has been ascertained 
concerning that branch of -the family. Tillinghast King Collins married 
Mary Ann Carter, when he was about twenty-one years of age which 
was about 1823. They had the following children : 

Ann Elizabeth Collins married Albert Cauffman Fetter on Septem- 
ber 20, 1858 (Albert C. Fetter was born May 13, 1823, and died Sept. 



15, 1891). They had the following children :—TUlinghast Collins Fel- 
ler, horn July 21, 1860, died July 8, 1862. Laura Annie Fetter, horn 
June 3, 1863, who married Harry Shelmire Hopper, lawyer (born 
June 13, 1858) December 5, 1888. They had children :— Lillian 
Amy Hopper, born December*?, 1889. Zephaniah Hopper, born March 

Mary Ann Carter Collins born July 28, 1827 ; died October 26, 1858. 

Mary Ann Collins, married Martin Pierce Rively (born August 19, 
1825; died August 4, 1865). They had children: — Tillinghast King 
Collins Rively, born May 29, 1863: died March 25, 1891 : a clergy- 
man of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Martin P. Rively, born May 
22, 1865; died March 31, 1891; he was a physician and married 
Catharine Kindig. 

Emma Louise Collins, married William Lucas of New Jersey. They 
had children as follows : — Tillinghast King Lucas. William Lucas. 
Robert Lucas. Mary Lucas. 

Isabella Wiles Collins. 

Samuel Carter Collins, born August 14, 1829: died July 13, 1883; 
married Edmonia Cramer, and had children as follows: — Emma Collins, 
died in infancy. Albert Collins, deceased. Tillinghast King Collins. 
Bertha Grace Collins, married James Frank Sohaperkotter, lawyer, 
November 7, 1893. Samuel C. Collins was a type founder and member 
of the city councils of Philadelphia. 

Tillinghast King Collins, junior, deceased. 

Edward Biddle Collins, bom May 14, 1839 : died March 15, 1841. 

Peter Fritz Collins, born November 14, 1836; died December 10, 

Philip Gould Collins (son of Tillinghast, Sr. and Ann Collins) was 
horn June 9, 1804 ; died March 29, 1854. He was a printer and as- 
sociated in business partnership with his brother. lie married Ann 
Wallings (born August 27, 1800, died February 13, 1874) and had one 
son, Philip Gould Collins, Junior, born March 31, 1841 ; died May 21, 

The above facts have been gathered from authentic sources and it is 
possible that their publication in this form may lead .to further informa- 
tion concerning both the ancestry of the family and the collateral 


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sired of any one having; knowledge 
of relatives or descendants of Oliver 
Abbot Shaw, a graduate of Phillips 
(Andover) Academy in 1817, and of 
Yale College in 1821. He was then 
of Boston. He was born about 1798, 
probably in Lexington. He was an 
Episcopal clergyman and teacher in 
Jamaica, L. I., Richmond, Va., and 
Philadelphia, Penn. In December, 
1825, he married Mrs. Ann Avlet 
Brook, of Frederick County, Va., and 
had several children. lie died in 
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him is desired for an historical collec- 
tion. Harry S. Hoppek, 

514 Walnut Street, 

Philadelphia, Penn. 

54. John Beardsley 2 nd , born at 
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there been any record of the Beards- 
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Conn. -v M. B. Hatch, 

Washington, I). C. 

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Grant man who is supposed to have 


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56. Thorney Craft, Thomas some- 
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57. Goss. Charles Goss of Chester 
County. Penn. first appears there in 
1721 as "single'' man. He died there 
1732, leaving descendants. Fifteen 
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J. G. Leach: 
733 Walnut St. 

Philadelphia, Penn. 

Answer to Query 27. "White. 
Ann White married Peter Boylston of 
Brookline, Mass., and had seven 
children; the third (Susannah) mar- 
ried John Adams and was the mother 
of President John Adams. 

Susannah White, another daughter 
of Benjamin, married Major Robert 
Sharpe, jr., of Brookline, and had 
numerous children. 

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Bethlehem, Pa. 

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(Read at the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Obi Newbury, Oct. 2G, 1893, fey Miss E. A, 
Getchell.) ... . . 

It may he well to embrace within this article such items of history we 
find, not only in regard to the Carr's island ferry, the oldest of them all, 
hut note the points of interest connected with the other ancient crossings 
of the Merrimack which in the olden times were distinguished points, as 
well as the old boatmen who were ever noted personages and well and 
familiarly known to all travellers over the route. 

These old ferry ways were always most important stations for the early 
travellers of the colonial period, where the news of the day was ex- 
changed, and also transactions in trade, discussions of various topics of 
chinch and state, with occasional refreshment of West India " ilium, " 
wine, " syder, " home brewed beer, etc., etc. 

The law regulating ferries was very strict: "That no person or per- 
sons whatsoever shall attempt to keep a ferry without special license first 
had and obtained from their majestys' justices in quarter sessions of that 
county where such ferry is, who are hereby empowered to grant licenses 
to such persons as they shall judge meet for that. service in their respec- 
tive counties, and to state the fare or prizes of each ferry both for man 
and beast according to the nature and breadth of such river or water 
they are to pass over; taking bond of each ferryman for the faithful dis- 
charge of his place (except such ferries as are already stated or settled 
either by court or towns to whom they appertain) with a penalty of five 
shillings forevery default of non-attendance, and tor want of a good boat 
kept in good repair to pay five pounds, one half to go to complainant 
and balance to the government. " 

On July 30, ll>4(), the town of Salisbury granted to George Carr, ship- 
Wright, the island which still bears his name, and by the following record 
of the county court it is evident that he at once took up his dwelling 

there. "At a court holden at Ipswich the 26 of , 1641, George 



Can- is appointed to keep the ferry at Salisbury at the island where 
he nowdwelleth for the space of two years, provided that he find a suf- 
ficient horse-boat and gives diligent attendance. " 

The ferriages were as follows : " For a man, present pa}' two 
pence, for a horse six pence. Great cattle pay six pence, calves and 
yearlings two pence, gouts one penny, hogs two pence. If present pay 
be made that he must book any ferriage, then a penny apiece more. If 
any be forced to swim over their horses for want of a good boat they 
shall pay nothing. " 

In 1651 the town of Newbury granted to Tristram Coffyn, senior, the 
privilege to keep an ordinary, sell wine and keep a ferry on Newbury 
side, and George Carr on Salisbury side of Ca it's island. 

The first mention of a public way leading from Carr's ferry southerly 
is, " it was ordered (1648) by the town of Salisbury that Isaac Buswell 
and George Carr shall have power to call upon Newbury to lay out the 
country way as far as belongs unto them from the island to Mr. Clarke's 
farme." Clarke's farm was near Thurlow's bridge, (so called). 

Up to this time we presume that no public highway had been estab- 
lished, and that the general travel was either on foot or by horseback ; 
conveyance which did not require at that early day the wide layout for 
highways (then called lanes) which were subsequently made in many of 
the colonial settlements. Along these pathways milestones are often 
discovered tracing the old trail of our ancestors. 

Some are found along this pathway from the early Parker river set- 
tlements to Salisbury, Amesbury, and Hampton, N. II. Old pointers 
of the way through that early wilderness of Mew England, and greeted 
with joy by travellers as they passed them by on their way to their 
places of destination. We fondly greet them today, with thoughts of 

the olden time. 

"As life runs on the road grows strange 

With f ices new, and near the end 
The milestones into headstones change, 
'Neaih every one a friend. " 

Following the course of the milestones brings us to the ferryman of 
the Newbury side, and we must give a brief account of this notable 
character whose mark in various places has given him a lasting name 
and fame in the river towns of the Merrimac valley; and whose de- 
scendants trace, with just pride, their lineage to the ancient ferryman of 
the Newbury side of Carr's island in 1644, — Tristram Coffin, senior. 

the; ancient ferry ways or the merrimack. 37 

Tristram the founder of the family line in America unci from whom 
all by the name of Coffin in this country are descended, was bor:v;at 
Brixton, a small parish and village near Plymouth, Devonshire, England, 
in ihe year, 1(>()5. 

He married Dionis, daughter of Robert Stevens, Esq., of Brixton, in 
H542, emigrated to America with his wife, five small children, his 
widowed mother and two unmarried sisters. He lived alternately in 


Salisbury, Haverhill and Newbury, in the colony of Massachusetts Bay, 
until 1()59, when he went to the island of Nantucket then under the 
jurisdiction of New York and made arrangements for the purchase of 
the island by a company of associates from Newbury, Salisbury, and 
Haverhill, which he organized at Salisbury. 

Did space permit it might be interesting to follow our old ferryman in 
his early enterprise of emigiation from this locality. The push and 
pull requisite for the duties of the ferry no doubt was acknowledged, and 
according; to the records of both old Salisbury and later of that famous 
island of the sea, his perseverance overcame many obstacles in his track 
and landed him successfully on the desired shore, whether ("air's island 
or Nantucket. 

For many years the regular highway communication of the southern 
coast towns to the " eastern partes, " was by this island ferry route. 
The Landing on the Newbury side was at the foot of what is now known 
as Jefferson street, and a track led across the island to Carr's landing on 
the Salisbury side, the passage of which was by boat until 1(555, when 
hy petition to the Court Can- was authoiized to build the "float bridge." 

A few items copied from the old records in relation to this enterprize 
may be of interest in our drift over this old pathway. About the year 
1655, George Carr conceived the idea of bridging from the island to the 
Salisbury mainland, or shore, a more convenient method of crossing the 
river than by the ferryboat, both for the travel and also to lighten his 
duties as boatman. 

It is evident by the following record of l(i55 that the first petition for 
bridging the Merrimack met with considerable opposition : — 

f Several of the inhabitants of the town of Salisbury preferring a pe- 
tition to hinder the setting up of the floate bridge upon the Merri maclc 
which the Corte saw no reason to gram, but did order that the bridge 
should be Lett fly in in the month of September that the petitioners may 
have due time to transport their hay without lett or hindrance, and dur- 
ing that time George Carr is to keep a sufficient ferry boat on that side. " 



Notwithstanding the opposition Can* built the "floate bridge" from 
the island to the Salisbury landing, 270 feet long and 5 feet wide. 

It was the first bridge over of the river and doubtless but little oh- 
struction to navigation with the "fly " attended to in the hay season. 

The bridge was probably built of logs hewn and fitted, which were 
cut on the islands in the vicinity. I will here add a copy of records from 
which we infer that those islands of the river were well timbered, and 
consequently desirable acquisitions for the town and also for our shrewd 
shipwright whose business seemed ever open to the main chance with 
an enterprise that ever overcome difficulties that opposition ever pre- 
sents and often discourages. George Carr wanted the timber for the 
use of his bridge, and he got it. 

('Copy of record of 1672.) "In answer to the petition of the inhabi- 
tants of Salisbury, and also that of George Carr, it is ordered that 
Deare island and Eagle island petitioned for as to the Propriety remain 
the country's : the timber and trees to be for George Carr for the use 

of the bridge till this Corte take further order, the herbage of them 
with liberty to cut down brush and underwood to make pasture for 

sheepe to be for the use of said town of Salisbury. " 

It is evident that about the time of the removal of Coffyn, the New- 
bury-side ferryman, application had been made by some one for his 
position. The following petition of George Carr dated 1659 has signi- 
ficant reference to this and also to the Amesbury ferry established at this 
time. By his petitions to the "Corte" we find that he desired both sides 
of the island ferry. 

(Answer to petition of 1659, May 2.) "In answer to petition oi 
Carr the Corte doth conceive it meete that the petitioner shall have the 
free use of Ram island so long as he doth and shall dilligently attend 
and serve the Country in keeping of the ferry between Salisbury and 
Newbury, and liberty is given him as occasion shall present to fetch any 
passenger from Newbury side, and Mr. Coffyn has liberty also to fetch 
any passenger from Salisbury side as occasion shall be that so the Coun- 
try shall surely be served." 

"On second motion of Mr. Carr the Corte thinks meete that the feny 
remain as now it doth to the next Corte at Salisbury against which time 
experience and sufficient reasons may so appeare to the next Salisbury 
Corte as whereby they may judge of the settling and disposing thereof 
either to one the whole or to both as it is as they shall judge may best 


end to ease of the country to whom this Corte confess power to deter-, 
nine and order accordingly. " 

(Answer to request, 1661 . ) "At the request of Mr. George Carr an 
explication of this Corte's grant to him in October, 1660, this Corte de- 
•iarcth that the liberty granted him of being rate free for the bridge 
)ver Salisbury river is to be understood and taken as freeing him from 
my tax relating to towne or county by reason of the benefit that ac- 
•rueth to him from said ferry and bridge, — the maintenance to the min- 
slry there excepted, so as the bridge be not accounted in value to that 
-ate above thirty pounds, — and that the minister of Salisbury and his 
"iiinily from time to time be ferry-free, — and that the grant of one hun- 
Ired and fifty acres of land during the bridge's standing, is, and shall be 
mderstood and taken yt ye said George Carr shall enjoy the Propriety 
)f one hundred and fiftv acres of land to him as heirs and assigns until 
well time as he or they shall utterly relinquish or neglect the repair or 
maintenance of said bridge;" — 

(Answer to a petition of George Carr, May 19, 1669.) "In answer 

:o petition of George Carr the Corte having heard his allegations and 

perused several Cortes orders referring to the case doe declare that the 

petition ought to have his covenant made good according to the order 

i)f Salisbury Corte, 9th month 1650, to have the whole dispose of sd 

erry on both sides of the river there being no complaint of deficiency of 

he bridge or of Carr's attendance by boat or otherwise, but contrawise 

lesires from several selectmen of the continuance thereof in his hands, 

md therefore can see no ground to allow of the setting up of another 

erry or ferry a in other places on that river useful to the Country, the 

slid George Can; having the refusal of keeping the ferry at or about 

owwas river, he keeping and attending on it for the ease of the Coun- 

•y and on the same terms that it was granted to him that now keeps it, 

>y order of the County Court at Hampton, or Salisbury liberty of niag- 

trates and deputies to pass ferry free as it was by law settled before 

ie agreement the said George Carr made about the said ferry which he 

xcepted not against. " 

This reference to the Amesbury ferry takes us up the river with George 

arr. A brief notice of this ancient ferry way may be of interest, not 

nly by following the drift of our noted townsman, but as showing 

wo important events in the history of the town of Amesbury, viz. : the 

Taut of the ferry and the name of the Newtown of Salisbury, Ames- 




<r At a General Court of Election held at Boston in New England 29 
April, K)(i8, in answer to the petition of the inhabitants of Salisbury, 
(new town) humbly desiring the Favor of this Court that Their Town 
may be named Amesbury, — the Court grants their request." 

In a further answer to their request to have liberty granted them to 
keep a ferry over the Merrimae river about Mr. Goodwin's house, the 
Court -judgetli it meete that there shall be a Ferry kept as is desired, and 
leave to the next Court of that Comity to appoint both the person that is 
to keep it and also to appoint the price. 

A true copy of record. Examined by John Cotton. " 

George Carr was progressive as the many petitions and favorable 
answers hearing his name on the Colonial records of his time fully cor- 
roborate, and thenumerous grants by the "Cortes '"gave him everspccia 
liberty to exercise those enterprises of progress and usefulness which 
were good for the people, and also for himself, and stamped his name as 
one of the most prominent of the early settlers of old Salisbury. His 
foresight as pioneer of the ancient ferrv pathways of our section, — at 
Carr's island and Amesbury, — and also his enterprise in that early in- 
dustry of New England, in his pursuit of his legitimate trade of ship- 
builder, which he doubtless served an apprenticeship to gain in the old 
English home. 

An early historical incident will show that George Carr was a trader 
in si vessel as early as 1G49. It is on record that George Carr bought 
of William Hilton an Indian, to be his servant forever, in consideration 
of the one quarter part of a vessel, in the presence of the following wit- 
nesses : Abraham Toppan, John Bond, Edmund Green leaf. 

It is a matter of historv that vessel building in those early years 
was not verv extensive, in fact not until about the commencement of 
the eighteenth century had become an industry of note. I rind no direct 
evidence that George Carr built many vessels, but the fact of his build- 
ing — and docking — places and the requisite plant of the shipwright? 
would certainly imply a use of the same in that early boom of a subse- 
quently famous industry. 

We know by the records that this locality was used as a docking, or 
graving and repairing place, where the oldtime craft of New England, 
and many of old England's trading craft underwent those primitive 
methods of frequent "graving, ** — a method of repairing and protecting 
the ship's bottom after the "heaving down " on the beam-ends at high 
tide, and after the ebb of tide, giving opportunity for the operation. A 




htrii'o amount of tar was required for this purpose, and the fact of one 
of* the earliest manufactured products of old Salisbury was this article, 
and the large portion of it used by our early shipwright and ferryman, 
denotes that his business in this industry was at this time of some mag- 
nitude : " At a meeting held at Salisbury 2 Feb., 1G49 Thomas Whitcher 
had leave to make three barrells of tar, two for Mr. Carr, and one for 
the town's use. " 

For my authority of the above in regard to repairing and the "grav- 
ing," I copy an old " deposition " preserved by Hon. J. J. Currier in 
his interesting "History of Shipbuilding on the Merrimac." 

"The deposition of James Carr aged 26 years, or .thereabouts, this 
Deponent testifyeth and sayeth that sometime between the tenth of March 
and the eighteenth day of the same month last past that I having occa- 
sion to goe aboard the Shipp Appollo as she lay by the island side at my 
father's, att the place where the aboves'd shipp was a gravinge 1 this 
despondent did see Edwin Marshall, etc., etc. " And this was the 
thirteenth or fourteenth day of March, 1G75-H. 

The following items, from the interesting gatherings of Mr. C. from 
the old Probate records, are very desirable and important points in our 
simple story of the ferries and ferrymen of this island, give us the 
division of the estate of George Carr, who died April 10, 1G83. "To 
Mr. James Carr and Richard Carr The great Ferry on both sides ye 
island & Bridge & Privileges thereunto Belonging, wh : Three acres and 
a quarter of land as it is bounded on both sides ye Ferry Lane, viz : a 
quarter of an acre in the old building yard, From a stake near the river 
near the Ferry Lane six rods in length along by ye Ferry lane, North- 
westerly and from ye Lane Southeasterly 3 rods & 1 quarter to a stake, 
& from ye stake to ye river 8 rods & a half To an oak Tree & from yt 
Tree up ye River to ye stake att ye end of ye Ferry Lane 8 rods and a 
half, — The 3 acres on ye other side ye way, £405. " 

"From ye stake ye end of a prim (?) Hedge (pine hedge?) on a 
treight line to the River to a rock & from that northwesterly by ye River 
eer 40 rods to a stake as it is Bounded : & from yt Stake 12 rodds 

ortherly and from that stake on a strait line to ye stake at ye end of 
e Pine Hedge, & also the privilege of the Dock below ye lowest build- 
fig place, for Laying of Vessels for gravinge, & Laying of Boates. " — 

On June 8, James Carr, the brother of Richard Carr (sons of the old sold his brother-in-law, Thomas Baker of Boston, blacksmith, 


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for £ 36. 6 s. 6 d., " ye full and cleare half part of ye whole ferry that 
was formerly granted to my father, George Can*, late of Salisbury, by 
ye town & General Court. The halfe part of ye ferry at ye island 
where I ye sd James now live, also one acre of Land adjoining the 
Ferry," etc, etc. 

It appeals by the following inventory of the estate of Capt. Richard 
Carr, late of Salisbury, taken October 2, 1727, that prior to this date 
the whole property of the island was in the possession of this brother of 
James, and son of the original owner. 

"A sloop on ye stocks, £ b'O. 11 s. 

An island called Can's inland, with ye buildings, Ferry, Bridge & 
Boates, £ 700. " An inventory also taken later on March 25, 1733-4 
as follows : 

"To Carpenters' tools, Axes, Addses, Ring-bolts, Saws, etc., £ 6. 
19 s, 2 d. 

"To Ship Timber and Plank in the yard, £ 37, 15 s. 

"To Island called Chit's island, containing about 70 acres with the 
orchard and Buildings, etc. £ 750." 

[To be continued.) 






A thorough genealogical research includes more than an examination 
of family bible records, lists of emigrant settlers and county records of 
wills, estates, etc. The field of research is so extensive, that to enumer- 
ate all the possible sources of information would require an almost end- 
less catalogue. Genealogy has its special literature but the feeders of 
it extend into the domain of almost every other subject. 

In the course of his investigations, the industrious genealogist will 

© ' © © 

acquire original methods of research and discover hidden sources in 
which to seek for information. These, however, must be learned by 
experience, and one person may succeed where another fails, though 
both apply themselves to the work with equal energy. 

In some cases, personal inquiries will avail more than correspondence 

or record searching. In small communities, a postmaster or railroad 

gent can often give information about families of a desired name in 

lis neighborhood or refer to an old resident who is generally pleased to 

)e communicative. 

The old custom of keeping a record of births, deaths and marriages 
n a family bible, is one that should be continued and encouraged. The 
.able is more likely to be preserved and cared for than any other book 
or record, and, therefore, likely to be accessible for reference for many 
years to come. In many instances it is and will be the only authentic 
ecord of a family. A case was noticed recently in which the family of 
an aged man who died, had his supposed age engraved on his casket. 
-«siter, they found an old bible which had belonged to his father, with 
lie name and date of birth of the deceased on the fly-leaf, showing that 
be was several years older than had been supposed. 

Any one who becomes possessed with a desire to delve into the his- 
ory of his family, will acquire an habitual tendency to be on the alert 
or the discovery of items of information ; and a chance reference or 
occasional search will sometimes brinff to light valuable facts. The 



habit of always looking for a desired name in any list or index that may 
come to hand, is a useful way of making research. 

Much research is in progress as the result of the organizing of the 
several patriotic; societies of recent years. Persons desiring the privi- 
lege of membership in these societies are having records searched for 
the names ot their ancestors, among the lists of soldiers of the Colonial 
and Revolutionary Wars, etc. This not only inspires patriotic senti- 
ments throughout the land, but also is acting as a stimulus to genealog- 
ical investigation generally, and the perfecting of family histories. 
Those who once become interested in the subject of family history, are 
very apt to acquire a constantly increasing enthusiasm in it; and it is 
well that it is so, for enthusiasm is an element ot success. 

Continued perseverance will often result in the discovery of facts 
which at first seemed almost impossible to secure. Many years ago, a 
book was published, and recently it was desired to ascertain something 
of the author's family connections. The publishers were communicated 
with and they could give no clue as to his identity. The volume, how- 
ever, had been dedicated to a friend of the author. The address of this 
individual was found in a directory and he was communicated with. 
He referred to the executor of the deceased and the executor to the 
heirs and relatives, and they one to another until all of the available 
information concerning the genealogy of the author's family was pro- 
cured. In this case, perseverance was well rewarded. 

Tact is required in any one endeavoring to collect data for a family 
history. It is not always wisest to ask too much of one who nny pos- 
sess the information desired. Regard must be paid to the privacy and 
sacred ness with which people naturally regard their family affairs. No 
one has a right, as a matter of course, to demand of another a full 
statement of his family connections; it is a matter of favor and should 
be so considered. 

A delicacy of feeling sometimes exists concerning the subject of^age, 
the date of birth. One obliging correspondent gave a transcript of his 
family bible record for several generations, and then added a postscript, 
saying that some of his family were averse to publishing dates of births, 
and requested that they be omitted. Another gave the date of his mar- 
riage to a widow, and added, ff but I can't tell her age." 

A family historian who desires to collect all the material that is avail- 
able for his records, will not pause at a little expense when unavoidable, 
but it is a mistake to ask one who is willing to furnish information, to 


pay for the privilege of giving it. A gentleman who makes genealogical 
investigations was actually requested by the historian of a family to in- 
terview a member of one branch and obtain certain information from 
i?ir» and also to suggest that he compensate the interviewer for having 
questioned him. Such methods as this are unfair and absurd, and are 
not followed by fair-minded people. 

The genealogist and those for whom he labors should be honest in 
their purpose. Morally, it is akin to forgery to compile a genealogy or 
ancestry that is not true. The man who would concoct records of a 
family in order to easily earn his fee, is thoroughly dishonest. Do such 
people as this exist? The writer has had one experience in this con- 
nection. A man in a foreign country was employed to search for certain 
records and died in the midst of the work. It was then learned that 
much ot the information which he had supplied to his patrons had been 
concocted by him to suit different cases. 

'Honest investigation in personal and family history, as in general 
history, seeks to discover facts and deals with truth and probabilities, 
n<»t with fanciful misrepresentations. No one should expect to have a 
pedigree made out for him containing the names of famous persons who 
performed illustrious deeds, merely because he is willing to pay for it. 
One cannot buy ancestors, and he who is honest, does not want the 
names of fictitious ones. Pedigrees cannot be made to order to suit in- 
dividuals ; and yet people sometimes express dissatisfaction because 
some desired ancestral connection does not appear of record, and cen- 
sure their genealogist. 

It is a mistake to allow mere vanity to have any place in matters of 
genealogy. It will cloud the path to the discovery of the truth which 
Is sought by honest investigation. A native of England, living in the 
United States, recently wrote, "I have been in this country about eight 
years and find that pedigree or good family name counts but little or 
naught." Surely this is a compliment to Americans, that they are not 
carried away by vanity, but judge each individual upon his own merits, 
rather than upon those of his ancestors. 

One object of genealogical research is to make the records of families 
permanent, either by putting them in print or by depositing them in 
8(,l| )e place where their preservation will be assured. 

Modesty or timidity ought not to prevent any one from publishing 
*fuier his own ancestry or the family records — when solicited to do so. 
«n some instances voluminous genealogical notes of families have been 



collected but are not sufficiently complete for publication ; or it may be 
that it is impractible to interest a sufficient number of persons in the 
publication to secure the necessary funds. In such cases the pages of 
an historical magazine may be used to advantage or a copy of the man- 
uscript record may be deposited with an Historical or Genealogical So- 
ciety. When family records are thus made accessible to investigators, 
they will then be in a position to be made more perfect. Errors, if any, 
will be discovered and corrections and additions made. 

Historical and Genealogical magazines afford a ready means of inter- 
course among people mutually interested in research, who would not 
be brought together by any other means. 

In making inquiries about families, amusing instances are sometimes 
found of individuals who fail to comprehend the real object of a geneal- 
(gical investigation. They will furnish a few items about ancestry, 
relationships, etc., and then branch off into a description of personal 
characteristics and family traits, which they seem to think is what is 
most desired. 1 

Sometimes there is a touch of sadness in the accounts which people 
give of their family connections. A man, whose parents, brothers and 
sisters all died when he was young and was thrown out upon the world 
without a known relative, wrote, "I have been a wanderer throughout 
this country and have never given my ancestors a single thought." An- 
other who was born in a foreign country said " I have no known kin in 
this country or Europe." Privileged is the genealogist who may suc- 
ceed in uniting such a one with some of his kin who have been unknown 
or lost to him. 

Odd experiences occur in the course of genealogical investigations 
and curious relics are sometimes found. Among some old documents 
relating to a certain family, there was recently found a sheet of paper 
in which had been folded, the caul in which an ancestor had been born. 
It still adhered to the paper and was distinguishable although over a 
century old. 

One member of a family possesses the cap worn by an ancestor of 
several generations ago, when an infant : and another member of the 
family, the cap worn by the same ancestor in old age. 

Around all such relics cluster memories and facts of interest and value 
to the compiler of the family history, and he will always eagerly en- 
deavor to revive the memory of facts of long ago in those most likely 
to recall them. 

1 It is most desirable that family traits and characteristics be recorded. The individual has but a 
small part in the history of a nation, but often the sustained and inherited traits of a family make a 
profound impression upon the life of a nation or community. — Editor. 



The first recorded fact now known of James Danielson is written in 
the parchment bound, tumbled tome called "New Shoreham Town 
Book," begun March, 1675. There we find that " James Danielson 
married March 11, 1685, Widow Rose. " Judging by his age at time of 
death, he was then about thirty-five years old. And yet this solitary 
fact is the opening of his known life. 

Then, April 3, 1686*, more than a year later, "James Danielson, now 
resident of Block Island (to which the earlier name of New Shoreham 
had been changed ) bought of John Acres, for £60, forty acres of land 
on Catch Pond near Nomaguamomuss, by Samuel Stapel's, John Rath- 
horn and John Acres own land. " 

Whether James Danielson was a wanderer when he came and married 
the widow of Turmot Rose who had come with the earliest proprietors, 
or had even then a residence on that bold, treeless Block Island is not 
shown, but the words " now resident " appear to prove that he was a 
recent dweller there. From the time this deed was given he acquired 
more and more land, buying thirty acres in 1688, ten acres in 1(38!), ten 
acres in 1691, "4 score acres " in 1697, more in 1704 and again in 

There is no record of the decease of his wife, formerly the widow 
Rose, who, by the will of Peter George, wherein he bequeaths a sum of 
money to his daughter "Hannah Danielson," we find was Hannah George 
before she "married Turmot Rose. 

But that she did die and that her unknown grave may be among 
those that lie so thick on the bold hill slope that gives a broad outlook 
over the bright waters of the Atlantic, is shown by the entry of marriage 
"January 22, 1700, to Miry Tosh," a widovv of William Tosh, another 
of the men who met at Di\ John Alcoek's house in Roxburv, Mass., 
•or the purchase of Block Island, " William Tosh, was lost in his sloop, 
December 3, 1691-2. " 



On March 12, 1699 " James Danielson, juner, his mark being that 
formerly belonging* to Mr. Peter George and after to Simon Kay, junior, 1 ' 
(who bad married a daughter of Peter George) "and after .sold to said 
Danielson. " (who had married another daughter). 

That word f; juner" betokens another James Danielson ; but no where 
else is there a sign of the existence of but the one man whose early life 
we are trying to learn. Each of the meagre tacts known goes to prove 
that it is the same man who married the two wives and bought all the land 
upMo November 12, 1714, when "James Danielson, for £545, sold to 
Thomas Mitchell one hundred and twenty four acres of land at Block 
Island by the driftway (as they formerly termed the charming grey 
roads that drift around the myriad hills) and by Charles Towne so 
called, and twelve acres by Corne Neck. " In this dead his wife Mary 
resigns her dower right. 

A family tradition asserts that James Danielson came from Scotland 
and settled on Block Island. That he had served in the Narragansett 
war and that his name appears on a list of officers who received the town- 
ship of Volunton, Conn, as recompense for their services : that as he 
passed through the Whitstone Country on an expedition against the Nip- 
mucks, as his company rested near the junction of the Quinnebaug and 
Five Mile. Rivers, he was so pleased with the country that he bought 
the neck of land south of Mashapaug, of Major James Fitch tor £170. 
This purchase was made about 1706 so some years clasped between his 
Connecticut purchase and the time he sold his Block Island estate. 

His Connecticut record begins with the purchase of eight hundred 
acres of land in 170G, at Mashamoquet Brook from John Lyon of 
Woodstock, Conn., March '18, 1707. Major James Fitch of Canterbury, 
Conn., sold two thousand acres of land at Quinnebaug Falls, to James 
Danielson. In 1724, Mr. Danielson deeded his homestead to his son 
Samuel, and John Danielson was one of the witnesses. 

Mr. Danielson died June 22, 1728-9 in his 80th year, and was buried 
in Danielsonville where his gravestone is standing beside that of his 
wife, Mary, who died February 23, 1752, in her 8b'lh year. 

His children were (as far as known), James, John, Samuel. 

James 2 Danielson, junior, settled in Lebanon, Conn., where he was 
twice married but no children are on record. 

John Danielson 2 , is supposed to be he who settled in Brimfield, Mass. 
and the tradition in regard to the Scotch origin was held in this branch 
of the family. He married there, March 23,1727, Margaret Mighell 






and from there came Colonel Timothy Danielson who was a member 
of Congress and most active during the Revolution. 

Samuel Danielson, born in 1701, inherited the estate his father accti- 

linlntedin ICillingly, Conn. Then he married Sarah who died 

Mfirch 29, 1774 in her 70th year; he died in 178(5, in his 85th year. 

They had children, all born in Killingly, 

1. James, b. 1827; dird Oct. 3, 1754. 
William, born Aug. 11, 1729. 
Sarah, born, February 22, 1730. 
Susannah, born October 1, 1732. 
Elizabeth, born March 2.5, 1734. 
Priscilla, born February 12, 1737. 

7. Sybil, born February 8, 1738-9. 

8. Samuel, junior, born March. 27, 1741. 

9. Sarah, born March 19, 1745. 

The water power of Killingly was so good that manufactures sprang 
upalong the banks of the Quinnebaug river and so large a share of the 
mills belonged to this family that a portion of the town was incorpora- 
ted as Dauielsonville, where at the present day busy mills employ num- 
bers ot workmen. But manufactures did not claim all their energies, 
for two of the sons of Samuel Danielson, James and William were 
markedly prominent during the Revolutionary war. James rose to the 
rank of general '*and was regarded as a man of marked natural ability 
as warrior, magistrate and legislator, " and in the latter capacity he 
represented the town of Killingly eleven years. He was equally effi- 
cient in church affairs and was o ,v ^ of its deacons. 

William Danielson, of line physique, 6 feet and 2 inches tall, noble 
bearing aftd great physical strength, enlisted at once when war with 
England was declared, went to Boston with General Putnam and was 
present at the battle of Bunker Hill. From that time on he was ever 
h) active service with the Connecticut Troops and was Colonel when 
peace was declared. 

He married, October 29, 1758, Sarah Williams, who was born in 
1737, died January 10, 1809, in her 72d year; he died August 19,1798, 
'» his 69th year. 

They had children : 

1- Sarali,born November 14, 1759. 

2. James, born January 18, 17G1. 

3. Lucy, born October 11, 1G74. 
4 - William, born March, 4, 17G8. 
6 - Mary, born January 24, 17 70. 



The Sons of "Eighty Three." 

(Written for music composed by S. K. Foster, Esq., September, 1848.) 

[Stephen K. Foster was a leader in musical circles in St. John, N. 15., fifty years 
ago, and a composer of more than local celebrity. The song was found among some 
old books formerly in the possession of the Tisdale family. The writer is unknown. 
St. John Sun.] 

" This is my own— my native land" — 

The home where I was born, 
And near the spot where now we stand, 

I spent life's early morn; 
Here oft in childhood's happy days — 

Beneath some aged tree — 
I've sat and listened to the lays 

Which told of "Eighty-three." 

iv. . .. ..._ 

Where'er we stray, on life's wide track, 

Whate'er our fortunes be, 
Fond memory still can bring us back 

The honored and the free. — 
The loyal band that sternly strove 

Rebellion's tide to stem, 
And chose in danger's path to prove 

Their honor's stainless name. 




I sing not now of war and strife — 

Of battle and defeat — 
Of pillaged homes and loss of life — 

Of rally or retreat ; 
For long sweet peace hath spread her 

On this my native land, 
And each revolving year still brings 

New blessings from her hand. 


Through richer lands — in other climes — 

My feet have chanced to roam; 
But midst their beautie> there were times 

I fondly thought of home. — 
Of mountains wide and boundless woods, 

Where sleeps the inland sea — 
Of silence in her solitudes, 

Which all have charms for me. 



Our fathers fondly prayed that we — 

Whom they so oft had blest- 
Might guard their flag when they should be 

Laid by that Flag in rest; 
Their dearest wish we cherish still — 

That meteor banner yet 
Floats proudly from yon frowning hill, 

Where by our sires 'twas set. 


And we, their sons, beneath its shade, 

Shall sing the songs of yore, 
And tell our sons of those who led 

Their grandsires to this shore; 
And with a parent's earnest love 

Our latest breath shall pray 
That they, like us, may faithful prove, 

And guard that Flag for aye. 







Hester, w. of John Rolfe, 3-4-1647. 
Dorothie, w. of Richard Goodale, 27-1 1—1 (364 . 

Mary Goodale, widow, 31 May, 1683. 

Alice Allin, widow, 1 April, 1687. 

Richard, son of Richard Hubbard, 1687. 

Mary, w. of Lt. John Allen, 28 April, 1695. 

Rev. James Allen, 4 March, 1695-6. 

Ensign William Allen, 10 May, 1700." . 

Judith Allen, 5 April, 1703, dau. of William and Mary Allen. 

Mary, sister of above, 6 April, 1703. 

James Purrington, 12 July, 1718. 

Robert Collins, 1718. . . . ... ..■ 

Joseph True, Jr., 1718. 

Mrs. Martha, w. of Richard Hubbard, 4 Oct., 1718. 

Mr. Richard Hubbard, 26 June, 1719. 

Mrs. Mary Allen, widow, at her son's in Greenland, 23 Jan., 1720-1. 

Edward French, 1 July, 1730. 

Margaret, dau~ (Mien and Sarah Bordman, 18 July, 1730. 

Mr. Solomon Shepard, 7 July, 1731. 

John Shepard, 16 Oct., 1732. 

Benjamin Green, 20 Oct., 1732. 

Maverick Gilman, 24 Oct., 1732. 

Nehemiah Clough, 2 or n June, 1733. 

Richard Carr, drownea, 9 P.M., 4 March, 1733-4, 

John Griffin, 15 April, 1734. 

Margaret, w. of Stilson Allen, 14 May, 1734. 

Mr. Jonah Wheeler, 21 Dec, 1734. 

Mary, dau. Stephen and Sarah Coffin, 23 Nov., 1735. 

Mr. Abraham Whittiker, 25 April, 1736. 

Henry, dau. of Jere. and Patience Wheeler, 17 May, 1736. 

Lydia, w. of James Purrington, 3 Dec, 1737. 

Daniel Hortoii, a stranger, at Ensign Daniel Morrill's, 28 Dec, 1737. 

Sarah, w. of Offin Bordman, 27 May, 1738. 

Theodate, w. of John Purrington, 17 Dec, 1738. 

Sarah, widow of Stephen Coffin, 23 July, 1739. 





Israel Shepard,-23 April, 1742. 

Elizabeth YYinsley, 25 April, 1742. 

Timothy French, 8 May, 1742. 

John Gill, 12 June, 1742. 

Jacob Currier, 12 June, 1742. 

Mary, dau. Thomas and Eliz'b Edmonds, 3 Feb., 1742-3. 

Richard Walker, 2 July, 1745. 

Jonathan Eaton, 7 July 1745. 

Sarah, widow of Solomon Shepard. 1 Dec, 1748. 

Mr. Offin Boardman, 22 March, 1749. 

John Coffin, 15 Jan., 1754. 



Petition to General Court to lay out as a town the farms grunted to 
the Deputy Gouernor, Major Dennison, Rev. Cobbett, Mr. Higginson, 
aud Marshale Kickersnn, and others, northward of Men imack River, 
northeast of Haverhill and southerly of Exeter; and the lands adjacent 
to said bounds and farms be granted to said petitioners; enough for 
40 persons besides the petitioners. 

Granted by the magistrates; denied by the deputies. 


Joseph Parker, Sr., 
Nathan Parker, 
Walter Wright, 
Samuel Preston, 
Samuel lloult, . 
Edward Whittiugh 
Joseph Marbell, 
JSamuel Marbell, 

Henry Palmer, 
Sergt. Eyrs, 

Richard Kimball, 
Josiah Gage, 
Gilbert Wilford, 

Thomas Marshall, 

Wen' ham. 

Henry Kemball, 
Caleb Kemball. 

Josiah Woodman, 
Ephraim Stevens, 
Samuel Frye, 
James Fr\e, 
Timothy Johnson, 
Samuel Martyu, 
.)uo. Kuss, 
Joseph Parker, Jr., 


Goodwin Sprig, 
Robert Swan,. 


Samuel Kingsberry, 
Jon. Gaue, 
Henry Kemball, 


Joseph Marshall, 
Jeremiah Jewett. 

Nathan Stevens, 
Robert Russell, 
Thomas Johnson, 
Stephen Johnson, 
Stephen Barnett, 
Re : Barber, 
Stephen Osgood. 

Daniel Ilendrick, Sr., 
Joseph Johnson. 

Daniel Gage, 
John Griffin. 


Thomas Marshall, Jr. 


Samuel Lamson. 
chives, Vol. 112, fo. 202. 




{Continued from page 186, vol, 2.) 




John and Sarah, 

May 2. 1773. 


(< t ( 

Apr. 28, 1775. 


(< t< 

Oct. 1, 1777. 

Mary Elizabeth, 

David and Margery. 

June 17, 1816. 

Octavia Jane, 

(< it 

Mar. 19, 1818 

John Peath, 

a ■ ic 

May 5, 1821. 

Henry Pitham, 

«< «< 

Aug. 18, 1823. 

Mary Sanford, 

it it 

May 4, 182(5. 

Jane Drummond, 

it cc 

Oct. 8, 1828. 

Lucy Whitmore, 

( < « ( 

June 20, 1831, 

David Woodbury, 

(. (< 

Oct 27, 18 '3. 


Jas. and Deborah, 

Mar. 10, 1707. 


k <( 

May 9, 1799. 


(i (« 

Sept. 25, 1801. 


(< <( 

Dec. 18, 1803. 


cc «< 

Sept. 20, 1806. 


(( IC 

Jan. 18, 1809. 


tt * (t 

Dec. 5, 1812. 


C( «( 

June 27, 1814. 


Rob't and Margaret, 

July G, 17 ( .i5. 


c« c< 

Apr. 2, 1797. 


(< tit 

M-iy 2, 17'.'9. 


(( (C 

Oct. 11, 1801. 


(( - • ii 

Dec. 24, 1*02. 


i< (1 

Feb. 22, 180G. 


ii (( 

Nov. 2, 180s. 


Pat. and Hannah, 

Nov. 18, 1802. 


Kob't and Abigail, 

Feb. 8. 176G. 


David and Elizabeth, 

Apr. 15, 1796. 


d. 182G. d 5-1-1833. 


David and Elizabeth. 

May 20, 1798. 


(< (« 

July 29. 1800. 


Mar. 27, 1802. 

d 7-1-1826. 


it IC 

Mar. 24, 1804. 


ti «{ 

May 14, 1806. 


ti ii 

May 11. 1809. 

Max field, 

ii ii 

Aug. 20, 1812. 



May, 21. 1820. 


d. 10-2-1831. 












'■ ■'•••;:• 







Man ha, 







Jas. William, 













John, (York) 







Nicholas Loring, 


Al ^ail, 

W .n. Stinson, 

Julia Gilmore, 













Eliz. and Martha, 


Jas. and Sarah, 

1 1 


a ■ if 

John and Sarah, 



Josiah and Polly, 

U (( 

(< (( 

John and Lucretia, 

» i 

Paul and Abigail, 




Timothy and Eliz., 

1 l 





Jas. and Sarah, 

4 1 
i ( 


( 1 




John and Mary, 




Dec. 10, 1778. 
Apr. 1, 1790. 
Jan. 2, 17!»3. 
Dec. 21, 1794. 
June 3, 1797. 
Mar. 14, 1801. 
Aug. 21, 1802. 
Feb. 18, 1794. 
Dec. 19, 1796. 
Nov. 11, 1799. 
July 5, 1801. 
July 29, 1803. 
June 6, 1828. 
Dec. 1, 1833. 
Sept. 2, 1798. 
Mar. 3, 1800. 
April 17, 1802. 
Mar. 1, 1755. 
Oct. 6, 1756. 
Feb. 1, 1758. 
Feb. 1, 1760. 
June 30, 1764. 
Aug. 31, 1746. 
Oct. 13, 1748. 
Oct. 20. 1750. 
Dec. 23, 1752. 
'Oct. 26, 1750. 
June 4, 1754. 
Aug. 17, 1752. 
July 28, 1756. 
May 19, 1758. 
Mar. 21, 1760. 
Mar. 18, 17<;2. 
Aug. 21, 1815. 
Aug. 20, 1785. 
Oct. 2, 1793. 
May 15, 1795. 
May 15, 1795. 
Apr. 30, 1797. 
Aug. 8, 1799. 
May 10, 1801. 
Dec. 10, 1803. 
Nov. 16, 1806. 
May 30, 1811. 
Dec. 12, 1813. 
Jan. 2, 1785. 
July 15, 1786. 
May 15, 1788. 
Aug. 2, 17:>2. 
Aug. 23, 1799. 











Dennis and Ann, 

Nov. 2, 1748. 


it (< 

May 11, 1750. 


(i <t 

Sept. 23, 1752. 


t< «( 

Oct. 3, 1753. 


CI It 

Oct. 4, 1754. 


it n 

Sept. 12, 1757. 



Bryant and Jane, 

July 4, 1737. 


i< (i 

Oct. 16, 17-10. 


ii it 

Jan. 1, 1743. 



K i< 

July 27. 1745. 


it ii 

Feb. 19, 1748. 


it <( 

Jnly 19, 1750. 


II (( 

Mar. 22, 175G. 


Geo. and Ann, 

Aug 12, 1743. 



ii ii 

Apr. 20, 1745. 



ii i< 

Mar. 30, 1747. 


it ii 

Sept. 22, 1749. 


ii i< 

Sept 25, 1752. 


ii ii 

Feb. 8, 1755. 


ti ii 

Apr. 13, 1757. 


it ii 

Aug. 25, 1759. 


(« it 

Oct. IC, 1761. 


(< ii 

Feb. 27, 17G4. 


ti ti 

July 3, 1766. 


IC «( 

Aug. 17, 1768. 



Dec. 21, 1770. 

Francis, son, 

ii it 

Feb 11, 1773. 


ii i« 


July 28, 1776. 


<( «< 

Jan. 4, 1778. 


Geo. Jr. and Margaret, 

July 29, 17'.2. 


ii it 

Jan. 23, 1754. 


ii i< - 

Aug. 15, 1755. 


It ct 

Jan. 6. 1757. 


Wm. and Dinah, 

F<b. 9, 1738. 



ii tt 

May 6, 1741. 



it tt 

Oct. 11, 1743. 



it it 

June 20, 174 6. 



Apr. 10, 1752. 


Huiih and Hannah, 

Dec. 30, 1770. 


tt ti 

Dec. 23, 1773. 

■ ' 


ti tt 

June 11. 1776. 



Sam'l and Martha, 

Jan. 13, 1800. 


Thomas Grace, 

Rob't and Jane, 

July 12, 1775. 


ti it 

Feb. 23, 1777. 


it ii 

Mar 1. 1779. 

Francis, dau., 

ti ti 

Feb. 17, 1781. 


tt it 

June 12, 17-^3. 


it it 

Oct. 26 17S5. 


Ann Allen, 

tt it 

Mar. 25, 1787. 



it it 

July 18, 1790. 





George, d 




Buphis? Rufus, 

Ann Furguson, 

Robert and Jane, 

it <« 

Thos. and Martha, 
t< (« 

Jan. 9, 1794. 
May 16, 1796. 
Dec. 24, 1799. 
Feb. 11, 1799. 
Mar. II, 1801. 
Mar. 17, 1803. 
July 20, 1802. 

James and Hannah, 

Alexander and Catherine, Mar. 7, 18U0 

d. 2-12-1839. d. 10-18-182G. 

Oliva Smart, 

July 29, 1804. 




Jan. 6, 1807. 


May 28, 1809. 


Oct. 6, 1811. 



May 15, 1814. 


M. Catherine, 

Jan. 19, 1819. 


Sam'l and Sarah, 

Apr. 2, 1805. 


Geo. and Beatrice, 

Sept. 4, 1801, 



• (i i i 

June 15, 1807. 



(< (« 

Apr. 4, 1809. 




<i << 

Mar. 21, j8U. 



Jos. and Mary, 

Nov. 28, 1752. 

James (Yarmouth,) 

(< « ( 

Feb. 4, 1755. 

Joseph (Newbury,) 

c< (< 

Feb. 7, 1756. 


(< (< 

Dec. 15, 1757. 


(< (< 

Dec. 17, 1759. 

David (Woolwich,) 

n (< 

May 19, 1761. 



Timothy and Margaret, 

July 19, 1749. 


a it 

Nov. 30, 17;»0. 



David and Hittie, 

Oct. 18, 1767. 


(< (< 

Feb. 23, 1709. 



t« K 

Feb. 28, 1771. 



<( (C 

May 1, 1773. 


Geo. and Margaret, 

Oct. 14. 1789. 


<< <t 

Mar. 1, 1792. 


<{ << 

Dec. 17, 1793. 



Andrew and Beatrice, 

May 21, 1794. 


It cc 

Dec. 26, 1795. 


<( (t 

Nov. 29, 1797. 


(( <« 

Mar. 14. 1800. 


ft (« 

Mar. 27, 1802. 


<< <« 

TVlay 25, 180-t 



{ « u ■■ 

Aug. 21, 1806. 


<< (• 

Oct. 9, 1808. 



Benj. and Ruth, 

June 8, 1783. 


(« (< 

June 5, 1785. 


«i (< 

Sept. 17, 1787. 


M 4« 

Jan. 29, 1793. 


«( . (f 

June 18, 1795. 

Nancy Lane, 

II it 

Sept. 12, 1798. 


tt (C 

Sept. 9, 1801. 





Benj. and Ruth, 

Apr.,; 17, 1804. 

Benj Franklin. 


Nov. 4, 18<)5. 

P^liza Jaue, 

cc t< 

June 22, 1801). 



John and Jane, 

Dec. 11, 1795. 


John and Nancy, 

Nov. 9, 1800. 


(» i% 

Feb. 12, 1802. 



<< u 

June 17, 1805. 

Jas. P., 

ft i( 

July 12, 1808. 

Martin S., 

tt II 

Aug. 8, 1810. 

Geo. W., 

1 1 (( 

Sept. 0, 1812. . 

Ann Maria, 

CC (C 

Apr. 14, 1815. 

Susannah .lane, 

(( (C 

Oct. 23, 1818. 


Anna Davis, 

Ebenezer and Sally, 

Sept. 15, 17 ( .)2. 


(i a 

May 13, 1795. 


Ebenezer and Elizabeth, 

May 11, 1798, 



d. 8-5-1800. 


(i it 

July 9, 1800. 


(« (c 

Jan. 28, 1805. 

Martha? dau., 

<( it 

Jan. 22, 1813. 


<< ct 

Apr. 29, 1816. 


<( (< 

Apr. 19, 1799. 



n ii 

Aug. 2!), 1807. 


tt (i 

Mar. 29, 1810. 


a << 

Apr. 29, 1819. 


Ellphalet Elbridge 

Merrill son of Lettis Rowe, Aug. 29, 1827. 



Samuel and Zelinda, 

June 23, 17*3. 

d. 10-17-1823. cl. 3-22-183S 

>. cl. C-28-1802. 


(« (< 

Oct- 18, 1781. 


(( c< 

Sept. 12, 1786. 


cc It 

Nov. 1, 1788. 



<( It 

Nov. 20, 17i>0. 


(« (« 

Nov. 6, 1792. 


(« Ct 

Sept. 22, 1794. 


Benj. R., 

«« ft 

Dec. 22, 1796. 


iC (C 

Dec. 13, 1798. 



(( tt 

Feb. 10, 1801. 



It (( 

July 5, 1803. 


tt tt 

Mar. 17, 1806. 



cl. 7-10, 1837. 


Wm. and Betsey, 

Dec. 4, 1818. 



Chas. and Mary, 

Aug. 29, 1732. 


«t tt 

July 2, 1734. 


tt tt 

Aug. 19, 1736. 


tt ct 


Nov. 20, 1738. 



tt cc 

Mar. 23, 1741-2. 


ft ft 

July 19. 1745. 


cc cc 

May 14, 1749. 


ct cc 

Feb. 12, 1751-2. 

Isabella & John, 

it cc 

Dec. 7, 17f»4. 


ti tc 

Sept. 7, 1756. 





Stin son, 

Chas. and Mary, 

Jan. 27, 1759. 



John and Somerset, 

July 3, 1738. 


(< << 

Feb. 22, 1741. 


(4 (( 

Apr. 9, 1745. 


James and Lois, 

July 23, 1802. 

Alfred Butler, 

(< (i 

May 8, 1804. 


t< (< 

Nov. 10, 1805. 


t< (. 

Feb. 21, 1808. 

Rachael Preston, 

(« t < 

Apr. 16, 1811. 

Martha Jane, 

(( (( 

Apr. 12, 1812. 

Wm. Butler, 

a c< 

July 23, 1814. 

Sam'l Loring, 

t! i( 

Oct. 19, 1819. 



James and Hannah, 

Nov. 17, 1745. 


(< (c 

Apr. 15, 1751. 



C( (« 

Apr. 7, 1753. 



Ebenezer and Hannah, 

Nov. 1, 1743. 


(< i« 

Apr. 28, 1745. 


c« << 

Oct. 3, 1747. 



(< << 

June 5, 1749. 


<< t< 

Feb. 13, 1750-1. 



Chas. and Ann, 

Apr. 28, 1730. 


C( (< 

Mar. 8, 1738. 


u n 

Oct, 13, 1740. 


u (1 

Jan. 6, 1742, 


(( t< 

Mar. 23, 1745. 


(1 (( 

Aug. 9, 1748. 


(< l< 

Nov. 13, 1750. 


{( tc 

May 13, 1753. 


(< (( 

July 14, 1755. 


(C .< 

May 18, 1758. 


John and Elizabeth, 

July 19, 1792. 


(i (< 

Oct. 1, 1794. 


(« «< 

Jan. 20, 179G. 




(< <( 

Sepl. 28, 1779. 



(< <« 

Dec 23, 1800, 


a i< 

Feb. 28, 1802. 


Gordan and Nancy, 

Apr. 15, 1792. 


tl (( 

Sept. 7, 1784. 


Jordan Barker, 

(< (( 

Feb. 17, 1797. 


(( (« 

Sept. 7, 1800. 



John and Isabella, 

Apr. 7, 1745. 


i< c< 

Aug. 10, 1746. 


(( (C 

Mar. 11, 1747-8. 


(( << 

Apr. 5, 1750. 


Daniel and Elizabeth, 

Sept. 28, 1791. 
d. Oct. 2, 1791. 

(To be continued.) 




John Hudson, of Alton, in the par. of Wirksworth, Derby, yeo. ; to be 
buried at par. church of Duffield, as near his grandfather as maybe; eld- 
est son Francis, lands in Winstor, Derby; sou Thomas £100 when 21 ; dau. 
Anne Hudson, £100 when 21; wife Eraraot supposed to be with child, to 
said child, £100. Sisters Faith, Mary, Elizabeth, Anne, Ellen, Sarah; sister - 
in law Eliz'b Topleye, father Francis to be guardian of children, 19 June, 

Transcripts p. 3%. 

A. 1665-1679. 

[_7Francis Hudson, of Postern Lodge, Derby (of Duffield) yeo. ; had lands 
in Kirkeley, Notts. ; two youngest dans. Ellen and Sarah Hudson ; to George 
Ryddiards and his wife Faith and all her eh. To John Garrett and w. Mary 
and eh. ; George Poe and w. Annie and ch. ; Eminot Hudson and her ch. ; 
wife Ellen. 5 Jan., 1679. 

Henry Jackson, of Roston, will 1681, brother Thomas; neice Annie Tap- 

Henry Collens, of Coventry, 1528, w. Isabella to be extrix. ; ch. Henry 

and Thomas, Margery. Imperfect will. 

— Transcripts. Vol. 2. 

Edmund Hudson, (spelled Iludgson in will) of Kenilworth, yeo. ; 31 
Jan., 1638; son William, second son, £10 yearly, but if eldest son Robert 
"shall not return from the seas" then to have the lands, etc. ; to son Edward 
£20 ; dau. Anne, £5 ; son Lawrence, £12. William to be exec. 
[j|Wit. James Perkin, William Mirley. Inv. 14 Feb., 1638. 

Rogkr Shawe, of Field, co. Stafford, yeo. ; to Thomas Sherratt, the younger, 
of Field, 40 sh. ; fellow servant, Elizabeth Norman and John Mathen, 20 sh . ; 
Worshipful master and lady; neice Eunice Mallaber £20, when married or 21 
years; rest of estate to be divided into "three quarters" loving sisters Mary, 
W. of Walter Clarke, and Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Woodward. Brother-in- 



law Thomas Woodward and friend Edward Foster to be executors. 27 Jan., 

Wit. Thomas Sherratt, Ellen Addarns, Edward Wright. 

Adm. to Edward Foster, 27 Mar , 1640. 

Grace Shawe, of Checkley, Stafford, spinster, 26 July, 1640. To mother 
Elizabeth Shawe, sister Margaret Shawe, sister-in-law Doritie Shawe, brothers 
Robert and William Shawe, uncle Edward Shawe, sister Ales Bottom. 

Wit. William Sherrat, Edward Shawe, James Grundy. 

Jnv. 29 Aug., 1610. £1. 13. 4. 

Probate 3 Sept , 1640. 


John S.uallky, of Berrington, 23 May, 1631 ; sons George and John, each, 
£10 ; wife Katherine. 

Wit. Thomas Lateward, Andrew Saxmer (or Savmer) Richard Dyor. 
Debts due the estate from Richard Phillips, Wm. Coye, George Shawe, Win. 
Floyd, Allen Bentley, Frances Farmer, widow, Francis Coy, Edward Carter. 

John Presse, of Hanbury, Stafford, husbandman, to wife and daughter. 
24 Apr., 1606. y 

Wit. Richard Hull, Humphrey Aterton, John Granger. 

Proved 2 May, 1606. 

Inv. 28 Apr., by .John Alcocke, Thomas Miles, Humphrey Presse, Humphrey 


Rogyk Garlande of Couud ; 13 Nov. ,1558 ; to be buried in church at Cound ; 


13s. to be disposed in bread and dispensed at my funeral ; to son William 3 sil- 
ver pounds; dan. Agnes Garland; dau. Persis Garland ; dau. Helen; wife 

Margaret. John Benner of Cound and Brown to be executors. 

Proved 14 April, 1559. 


George Needham of Youlgreave ; nunc, will, 17 Apr., 1618 ; to bro. John 
Needham of Youlgreaves ; sisters Joane and Anne, sister in law Anne Mor- 
chib; nephew George Roberts; wife Mary; George Woodroose; godsou 
George Rompe ; wife sole executrix. 

Witnesses, Peeler Eyre and Joane Needham. Proved 22 Nov., 1648. 

Inventory, 16 May, 1648. 

Richard Ives of Chaddesden, Derby, yeoman; wife Alice; to George and 
Francis sons of my brother Robert Ives ; to the poor of Chaddesden ; to son 
Richard Ives, of Derby, baker, whom executor. Edmund Newton and Joseph 
Parker of Derby, overseers. 

Witnesses, Joseph Parker, William Turner, Edmund Newton. 

Proved 28 Jan., 1632. 

Inventory, 17 Jan., 1632, by Edward Newton, William Clarke, Robert 
Bam ford. 


Thomas Needham of Deoston, parish of Allveton, co. Stafford. To Thom- 
as Smyth; to nephew John Needham; to Thomas Hollinghead and his chil- 
dren ; to neice Anne Needham £o0 ; to Thomas Hollinghead, the elder; 
ditto the younger ; William and Joane, eh. of Thomas Hollinghead ; to Rob- 
ert llouldeu and his wife; to Anthony Gossell and Thomas Gossell; to four 
children of brother Hills ; to Anne, dau. of William Johnson. John Buxton ; 
Elizabeth Boswell ; George Pendley. 

Proved 6 Aug., 1674. 

Anthony Needham of Youlgreave. Adm. granted 22 Mar., 1617-8, to 
relict Jane. 

Richard Goodale, the elder, of Adderston ; 27 Aug., 1636: ch. Richard, 
Edward, Joseph, Mary, wife of Robert Starley ; Susan, wife of James Draton, 
to each £12 ; to poor of Adderston, 20sh. ; wife Aune, whom executrix. 

Wit. Samuel Goodale, Charles Townsend. 

Inventory of the goods, etc., of Ann, widow of above, taken 23 Nov., 1646, 
by Samuel Drayton and Joseph Greeve. 

Rfchard Goodale of Adderstone, co. Warwick; buried in par. ch. at Man- 

eetter ; to the two sons of my brother More, Robert and 50sh. apiece; 

sister Joise Drawtoune ; her dau. Mary Draytoune ; my mother £20; John 
Piner; poor of Aderstone ; residue to bro. George Goodale, whom executor. 

Wit. Susan Starsmore, John Piner, William Sergeant. 

Proved 14 July, 1618. 

Robert Goodale of Manmerton, co. Derby, yeoman ; 15 Nov., 1636; to 
be buried in par. ch. of Langfords near my father; son-in-law Nicholas Holme 
and to Isabel his wife; to dau. Anne £100 ; to dau. Millicent £44 ; youngest 
dau. Ursula £44 ; all of which is due from Nicholas Holmes as appears from 
an indenture bearing date 30 Aug., 11th year of the present reign, between 
self and wife Elizabeth, and Anne Prince of Marston Montgomery, widow, 
lute wife and executrix of Wm. Prince, and the said Nicholas and his wife 
Isabel, eldest dau. of Robert Goodale, of llolington; kinsman William Good- 
ale if he be living ; wife Elizabeth executrix ; Robert- Sutton and Timothy 
Greenwood overseers. Proved 26 Sept., 1639. 

Inventory, 24 Sept., 1699, by William Allen and Lawrence Parker, by which 
it appears that Robert Goodale died 25 Jan., 1638-9. 

John Ivk of Cryche, the younger,, husbandman, 27 May, 1634 ; to Marga- 
ret G elder my servant ; cosen William Hardinge ; cosen Richard G elder ; to 
wife Jane I've. Proved 26 Sept., 1631. 

Inventory, 23 Aug., 1634, by Robert Wilson, the elder, Robert Wilson, the 
younger, John Arnolde, Robert Gregorie. 

(To be continued.) 



. ^*V-V: W -' ; i%V 

<pS=SS?** -^rS 1 7. 



Genealogies of the following fam- 
ilies are being compiled and any data 
regarding such families will be ap- 
preciated by, and should be sent to 
the compilers, whose addresses are 

Mason. — Descendants of Major 
Mason, first deputy governor of 
Conn., by L. B. Mason, 60 Lexington 
Ave., New York. 

Satre, Saykr, etc. — Thomas Saver 
settled in Lynn, 1638, but removed to 
Southampton. L. J. in 1640. By 
Theodore M. Banta. Box 1401, New 

Jones. — Descendants of Lewis 
Jones of Watertown and Connecticut, 
including the families of Whitney, 
Sherman, Thatcher, Van Ingen and 
others. By A. S, Salley, jr., 18 
Broad St., Charleston, S. C. 

Dunbar, bv Chas. S. Dunbar, Box 
605, Bristol, Ct. 

The following papers have been es- 
tablished a century or longer. 

Started. Name of Paper. Where Printed \ 

1756 New Hampshire Gazette Portsmouth, X. II. 
1758 Newport Mercury Newport, R. I. 

17H4 Connecticut Courant Hartford, Ct. 

Massachusetts Spy Boston and Worcester. 

New Jersey Journal Elizabeth, N. J. 

Augusta Chronicle Augusta, Ga. 

Hampshire Gazette Northampton, Mass. 

Salem Gazette Salem, Mass. 

Greenfield Gazette Greenfield, Mass. 

New Jersey State Gazette Trenton, N. J. 

The Guardian New Brunswick, N. J. 

Portsmouth -Journal Portsmouth, N. H. 

Rutland Herald. Rutland, Vt. 


Descendants of Nathan Lord who 
settled in Kittery, Me., in 1652, are to 


have a reunion this summer at South 
Berwick, Me. C. C. Lord, Ilopkin- 
ton, N. EL, will furnish particulars. 

At the regular quarterly meeting of 
the N. H. Historical Society, held at 
Concord, Dec. 13, 1894., Hon. Ros- 
well Karnham, of Bradford, Vt.. de- 
livered an instructive address upon the 
life and character of Gen. Israel Mo- 

The Massachusetts regiments of 
the Continental Line were usually 
designated by the names of the col- 
onel commanding. The following list, 
is self explanatory. 

1st, Vose. 2d, Bailey, 3d, Greaton ? 
4 th, Shepard, 5th, Putnam, 6 th, 
Nixon, 7th. Brooks (Lt. Col.) (Al- 
den), 8th, Michael Jackson, 9th, Wes- 
son, 10th, Marshall. 11th, Tnpper, 
(Francis). 12th, Sprout, (S. Brewer), 
13th, Smith, (Wig-glesworth), 11th, 
Bradford, 15th, Bigelow, 16th, Henry 

Raymond. — Samuel, Joseph, Eph- 
riam and Simeon Raymond parties to 
a partition of land left in common to 
them by their father Samuel Raymond 
of Norwalk, deceased, 20 March, 

Correction. — Insert in the lower 
half of page 31, January number, be- 
fore the name of Tillinghast King 
Collins, Jr. " Philip Could Collins 
born March 31, 1N4L died May 21, 
1864. " Also strikeout near the foot 
of the page, the words " born March 
31, 1854, died May 21, 1864. " 






58. Emmons. — Tbos. Emmons, 
with Samuel Hutchingson and others, 
was admitted to be an inhabitant of 
Acquidneeh (Newport) R. I. in 1638, 
and appears in the town records up to 
1641. i'hos. Emins Emons) was ad- 
mitted to be an inhabitant of Boston, 
May 28. 1648. joined the First Church 
1651. etc. Arc there any records of 
this Thomas, probably one and the 
same person, before 1638 or between 
1641 and 1(548? 

I would be glad to be put in com- 
munication wil h any person possessing 
records of the ancestry or descendants 
of the following persons. 

Nath'l Emmons, portrait painter, 
b. 1703 ; m. 1731 ; d. 1740. 

Samuel Emmons, m. Rachel Love, 

Elizabeth Emmons m. Isaac Bird 

Sept. 7, 1787 by the Rev. 0. Everett. 

Nancy Emmons m. Edward Run- 
ney, 1807. 

Any other private data derived from 
family bibles etc, with regard to 
the Emmons family of Boston will be 
gratefully received by 

S. F. Emmons, 1721 H. St., 

Washington, S. C. 






IS ill I 






59. Kimball. Edward or Ed- 
mund Kimball was drowned at sea in 
the W. I. in 1789 and left a wife and 
four children, three sous. Who was 
he and what were the names of his 
children? His wife's name was Emma. 
Thomas Kimball of Andover married 
Jan." 10, 1822, at Salem, Lydia Poor. 
Who was he ? 

60. Kimball. A large portion of 
the work on the history of this family 
is finished. S. P. Sharpies and Leon- 
ard A. Morrison have been at work on 
it for nearly ten years. The family 
is very extensive but all the branches 
seem to trace back to Richard of Ips- 
wich or Henry of Watertown. These 
are supposed to be brothers, but there 
is no proof of the fact beyond the cir- 
cumstance that they both came over 
in the same ship from England. Thev 
did not come from the same town but 
from places some distance apart. The 
places from which they came in Eng- 
land are well known. 

Leonard A. Morrison, 

Canobie Lake, N. H. 
Stephen P. Sharples, 

13 Broad St., Boston, Mass. 

61. Webster. There are two or 
more families of Webster in New 
Hampshire and Eastern Massachu- 
setts. The family of Thomas of 
Hampton from whom Daniel Webster 
was descended, and of John of New- 
bury. The descendants of the latter 
are the most numerous. 1 have com- 
piled as far as possible the descend- 
ants of each up to about 1825 and 
have arranged them so as to be read- 
ily consulted. 


62. Wheeler. The descendants 
of David Wheeler of Amesbury and 
Newbury went first to Rowley and 
from there to Salem, N. II . 1 have 
considerable information in regard to 
this family. 

Any information in regard to any 
of the above families will be thank- 
fully received and put on record. 

S. P. Sharples. 

03. Cheney. Information is want- 
ed of the place of residence and time 
of death of Peter Cheney, who was 
living in Newbury in 1714. lie had a 
son, Nicholas, who lived in Newbury, 
also a son, Benjamin, born Jan. 6, 
1698-9. Was this Benjamin identical 
with the Benjamin Cheney, who set- 
tled in Hartford (east side), Conn., 
in 1722? Any facts helping to prove 
this connection, or to show what be- 
came of the Benjamin born in 1699, 
are much desired. 

64. It is desired to make the his- 
torical collections of the Associated 
Alumni of the Central High School of 
Pniladelphia as complete as possible. 
Its graduates are scattered in all parts 
of the United States. Biographical 
sketches are requested not only of all 
graduates but also of all who have 
ever been em oiled as students. Doc- 
uments, printed or manuscript in any 
way relating to the institution, its 
officers, faculty and students are also 

Harry S. Hopper, 
Historian of Associated Alumni, 

514 Walnut St., Phila. 



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Rebecca Nukse and her Friends, is the title of a pamphlet containing 
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(Read at the Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Old Newbury, Oct. 26, 1SJ3, by Miss E. A. 

Continued from page 42. 

I have thus far continued our story of the "Grate" Island through 
two generations down to the date of 1734, with its valuation, owner- 
ship, continuance of the ferry, existence of the "Floate bridge" of 1655, 
and shown the continuance of that industry of our river on the historic 
isle from which may have been launched the first of that srreat fleet 
which our grand old river, subsequently contributed to the great ocean 
traffic of New England. From that date the importance of this ancient 
pathway, by the establishment of the more convenient ferry of Capt. 
John. March, down the river and the Amesbury ferry up the river, had 
greatly depreciated in value. Doubtless the enterprise shown by the 
old ferryman was not continued by his descendants, until, finally, by 
more convenient crossings by bridges these old ferries were discontinued 
nearly a century ago ; yet, to-day, the old names of Coftyn, Carr, Swett, 
Hook, and March, may "thrill the memory " that reaches back to their 

" Young footsteps come and old footsteps go, 
You may be dust in yonr turn, but still 
. • From the river Parker to Artichoke, 

From the blossoming Laurel to Indian Hill, 
* As a harp when touched by the wind's sweet will. 
Your names shall the people's memory thrill." " 

With the following extract of a deed of conveyance I leave the Carr 
family and give briefly the story of the Amesbury Ferry in which 
George Carr was also interested : 

Richard Carr of Salisbury for £137, 17s. sells Capt. John March of 
Newbury, a certain messauge lying in ye township of Almsbury, also 
the ferry commonly known by ye name of Almsbury ferry together 
with all the privileges to the same belonging, which s'd ferry was by 





ye town of Almsburv Granted to My Honored father Mr. George Can- 
late of Salisbury deceased, and confirmed by ye General Court. Also 
the ferry boate, also a freehold commonage or right in ye Township of 
Almsburv as ye town book will make appear." Feb. 8, 1695. 

I add one more request of the " Corte "by the old ferryman relating 
to the general excitement during the two rears of King Philip's war. 
The frequent raids of the savage foe called lor immediate protection 
and defense. Among the various projects proposed the garrison houses 
were the most popular; new buildings were erected for that special 
purpose, and many a dwelling house was at once made a fortress for 
retreat and protection. 

Carr's ferry at this time (1(376) was the main route and an important 
point to be protected, hence the following answer to request of George 
Can* the ferryman : Court Record, May, 1677. 

"In answer to request of George Carr who keeps the ferry over 
Merrimack river the securing whereof for the common passage of 
Poasts Soldiers and travellers and variety of other occasions is of very 
great concernment unto this colony which if neglected may prove emi- 
nently predudicial and dangerous to the country in general, for pre- 
venting whereof it is hereby ordered by this Corte that the said Carr, 
shipwright, shall have a garrison and the full number not exceeding 
Seven men free from impress. Providing the said Carr do maintain 
his garrison and the said men at his own proper and peculiar charge, 
and those seven men be constantly kept for the security of the ferry, 
and the names of those persons so improved to be returned to the Major 
of that County." 

Owing to the death of King Philip the following August and ending 
for the time the terrible conflict, it is hardly probable that George Carr 
complied with the " proper and peculiar charge " or conditions required 
by the " generous ( ?) Court of the Province." Although we find to- 
day near by the old ferry landing on the Salisbury side of the river 
quite a number of evidences of very early habitations,' such as stoned 
cellars, and wells, and frequently debris of clam shells, bones of fish 
and animals in immediate vicinity, yet no history or tradition will re- 
veal a garrison house at this, or later, time near this old path way 
either on the island or near the Salisbury landing. 

Some of these nrysterious indications suggest to us occupancy even 
before the time of George Carr, by English fishermen who also were 





allowed to employ the Indians in the river fishery even before the set- 
tlement of tiic towns of New England, and this debris aforementioned 
contains the same refuse matter of the famous shell heaps of old Salis- 
bury's prehistorie dwellers by the sea, whose refuse in part still remains 
^listening in the sunlight of to-day, the only monument left ol a onee 
numerous and happy people of old, old, Salisbury. 

A transfer of a large portion of this ferry lot of Salisbury side, ex- 
tending to Boggy Meadow, containing thirtv acres, and on which is one 
or more of these mysterious indications of well and cellar, by dames 
Our, son of George Carr, in 17 11), makes no mention of buildings at 
that time on the tract, and with no subsequent mention of such we must 
infer their occupancy prior to the grant of Carr. 

By the previous copy of John Cotton's reeord relating to the name of 
Amesbury, and also of the ferry at that plaee on the 29 April* 1 (508, 
that in answer to their request the "Corte judgeth it mete that there shall 
be a Ferry over Merrimac river about Mr. Goodwin's house as desired 
and leave it to the next Court of that County to appoint both the per- 
son that is to keep it and also to appoint the price," I find that Mr. Ed- 
ward Goodwin was appointed the thirteenth of October, 1(568, the first 
ferryman for one year from the date of petition, and in May, 1669, Mr. 
George Carr should have the refusal of keeping the ferry, he keeping 
and attending to it; and from this date up to the time of the sale afore- 
mentioned by the son Richard to Capt. March, the Carrs controlled this 
ferry . 

Oct. 25, 1687, a new ferry across the Merrimack was Granted by Sir 
Edmund Andros to Capt. John March, and was the first granted within 
the present limits of Newbury poit. This grant was in consequence of 
a petition sent by Capt. March, Sept. 23, 1(587. 

James Carr remonstrated against it, stating that the first bridge at 
Cair's island cost more than £300 ; that the ferry at George Can's 
death (1683) was worth near £400, and that the injury to him by 
March's ferry was £50 or £(50 a year. 

Mr. March in a letter to the town of Salisbury oiFered to be at one 
naif the expense of making their part of the road passable to the ferry. 

Capt. John March of Newbury holds quite a prominent place on the 
early records, as an Indian fighter during the Indian wars of the time, 
and also as proprietor of the lower, or Ring's island, ferry. 

He was distinguished as an officer of the king, and also for his enter- 


prise and ability in all matters of public progress. Even to within two 
years of his death we find him the leading petitioner for the " Iron 
Works? of Amesbury and Salisbury, granted in 1710. 

He married Jemima True of Salisbury, March, 1869, and his dausrh- 
ter Judith was the wife of Humphrey Hook of Salisbury, who for many 
years had control of the Amesbury ferry, notwithstanding the many 
unsuccessful attempts by yearly petitions and litigation by the Ames- 
bury " Atonies" to deprive him of his claim which withstood all their 
eloquent pleadings. 

Probably Capt. Humphrey Hook took charge and was ferryman about 
the time of his marriage, which also was the time of the purchase by 
his father-in-law Capt. March, and here " pulled for the shores' of 
Newbury and Amesbury for many years against the strong tides of op- 
position so long that the name of Amesbury ferry was changed and gen- 
erally known as Hook's ferry at Amesbury. 

Capt. Hook it also seems was a prominent man of his time and had 
more influence at Court than the opposition. He held control of the 
ferry until his death in 1751 ; it was afterwards controlled by his grand- 
son Humphrey Currier of Amesbury. 

AVe find this old ferry for many generations a family claim by heir- 
ship or purchase nearly up to the time of the erection of Deer island 
bridge in 1792, which opened a new and more convenient passage for 
the increasing travel of the time. The good old way of the fathers "by 
ye ferry " was soon entirely discontinued, and a better way for the 
march of enterprise and progress along the highways of our section of 
the valley of the Merrimac was substituted by bridging the rivers. 

There was a ferry at Andover over the Merrimac called Swan's ferry 
about the commencement of the eighteenth century, but of its history I 
can add but little, only that in the time of our early shipwrights timber 
w r as bought up the river about the Contoocook region and by contract 
delivered by rafts to Swan's ferry, Andover, and from thence navigated 
by our raftsmen to the shipyards of this locality ; (as per contracts in 
my possession). ^ 

• On March 26, 1694, the town of Newbury granted permission to 
John Kelley, senior, to keep a ferry over the Merrimac at Holt's Rocks, 
in the place where he now dvvel eth, ferriage sixpence for horse and 
man, two pence for single man. On Sept. 25, 1711, John Swctt was 
licensed by the Court to keep the ferry at Holt's Rocks, fare two pence 
for man, four pence for horse. 


This ancient ferry was doubtless controlled by John Swett as ferry- 
man for many years and was known as Swett' s ferry, located near the 
old line of Haverhill and Amesbury on the north side of the river, and 
at Holt's Rocks on the Newbury side, or near where the Rocks bridge 
spans the river. It was a shipping place of note soon after the ferry was 
established for the early coasting and West India trade, and the village, 
from the abundant return from the ventures shipped of a special 
West India goods, probably took the name of "Jamaica; " but this is 

It was for many years an enterprising section of the town ; the com- 
mon industry of the shipwright commenced with the ferry as usual. 
James Freeze was building vessels at " Jamaco " about 1G7S. Capt. 
Harvey petitioned in 1710 and was allowed to build vessels; so we find 
that some of the first vessels of Amesbury were built at this old Swett's 
ferry at " Jamaco," and its early enterprise is an historical fact of a 
once booming village of the "new town " of Amesbury. 

I have latety travelled the old ferry pathway from Salisbury to the 
landing opposite the location of the old bridge of George Carr, which is 
easily determined by a portion of its mudsill foundation on the island 
still remaining in a good state of preservation; which also implies the 
course of the old " ferry lane " over the island. After passing the build- 
ings which were east of it it led to the narrowest part of the river cor- 
responding to the record of the length of the bridge (270 ft.) including 
the ' f faule " or drop at the landing which must have been at the lower 
side of the high ledge of rock directly opposite the mudsill aforemen- 

Although the old path or lane over the island has nearly disappeared, 
yet with the few items of history and remaining evidence before us I 
could trace the ancient path or lane from the Newbury side of the island 
landing place to the old bridge and Salisbury landing, and on over the 
ferry lot to the old Mndnock road in old Salisbury. 

Tristram CofFyn ferried from the foot or landing place of Jefferson 
street to the island over the Merrimac, and tradition places his dwelling 
near the river bank where history presents to me his good wife as she 
greeted those old travellers, weary and athirst, with her famous home- 
brewed ale at three pence the quart, who refreshed with the good cheer 
of the ancestress of the Coffyn family passed over with the ferryman 
a nd took the Carrs for the " eastern partes" via the first " Boston and 
Maine " route of the 17th century. 


Another ferry item which comes in chronological sequence here m:iy 
be of interest. It is the latest petition for a ferry-license about three 
years previous t( the completion of the Essex Merrimac bridge. Its 
location on the Newbury side was near the Moulton house on Martlet's 
hill, lauding on the Salisburypoint shore by the lower side of Mr. Web- 
ster's (now Kenistoifs) wharf, contiguous to the Rocky Hill road, where 
now may be seen on both sides of the river evidence of its brief occu- 

As the advantages set forth in said petition are in souk; few points of 
interest the original document is here copied : 

A petition to the General Court holden at Salem, July, 1789, by 
Joseph Swasey, trader, of Newburyport, and John Webster, trader of 
Salisbury, both of Essex Cotmtv ; That it would be of very extensive 
convenience and utility to the citizens of this Commonwealth and others 
travelling from the southern and western parts of this Commonwealth 
into New Hampshire or the country easterly of, or passing in the con- 
trary route, that a ferry should be established over Merrimac river at 
or near Jonathan Moulton's dwelling-house in Newbury in said county, 
and .from thence to the opposite side of the river in Salisbury aforesaid. 

That said ferrv's being established would save to travellers passing 
that way a circuitous route of nearly one mile through a very bad piece 
of two rod road which is generally and necessarily encumbered for the 
greater part of the way with heaps of ship timber and plank there being 
no less than six or seven shipyards adjoyning said road by means where- 
of and the business and labor done therein the said road is frequently 
rendered impassible, and horses frightened to such a degree as to en- 
danger the lives of their riders. 

That the bridge in said road across the mouth of the Powow river is 
often out of repair, sometimes drawn up to permit vessels to pass, and 
at all times inconvenient and even dangerous for horses and carriages. 

That the hill on the Newbury side of Amesbury ferry is very steep 
and in the winter season so covered with ice as to render it almost im- 
possible to ascend it with carriages and teams and hazardous to descend 
it at that season. 

Your Petitioners further show that they are proprietors of the land on 
either side of the river where the Ferry is prayed to he established; 
that they will at their own cost immediately open a three rod way from 
the road leading to Amesbury Ferry through the land of Mrs. Bartlett 
and put the same in good repair; that on the Salisbury side there is a 


convenient landing-place directly where the main post road from Exe- 
ter^ Portsmouth and the eastern country now tails into the river road at 
Salisbury Point, and that your Petitioners are ready to give bond with 
sufficient surety for the faithful discharge of their trust, and that there 
teliali be constant attendance given with two boats, one whereof shall be 
kept on each side of the river. 

Wherefore your Petitioners humbly pray your Honors that they may 
be licensed to keep a Ferry at the above described place. 
And as in duty bound shall ever pray. 

Joseph Swasey, 
John Webster. 

Washington crossed the Merrimack by this ferry when on his way 
from Newbury pott to Exeter in the fall of 1789. 

Carr's ferry was used more or less as a passage across the river until 
Hie opening of the Essex Merrimack bridge in 1792. It is thought by 
some that Pan! Revere passed this way on his ride from Boston to 
Portsmoth shortly before the battle of Lexington. 

March's ferry to Ring's island had become the property of the town 
by purchase. 




CARR'S FERRY. 1640. 




Place of the strong current,* swift and .still 
Thou flowest by intervale and hill ; 
The mountain laurel and hemlock rank 
Make green and shaded thy sloping bank : 
Anon the solitude hushed and deep 
Is stirred and thrilled by the sturgeon's leap, 
While the shelving ledges, storm-rift and bare, 
That spring from the shore, guard the salmon's lair. 
Fair wooded islands the stream divide 
Where a rude way trends to the water side, 
And a stout craft bounds o'er the rippling track 
That marks the ferry by Merrimack. 

A wayside inn with its lintels low, 

Its dull naned windows with light aglow, 

Stands waiting to welcome, with door ajar, 

The footman or horseman who travels far; 

Round the roomy hearth freely flows talk and cheer,— 

Wine, "rhum," or "syder," or home-brewed beer; 

The news of the day or of trade relate, 

And with careful breath questions of church and state 

While the stirrup-cup empties with hearty smack 

Ere they cross the ferry by Merrimack. 

Who heavily ndcs b through the darkening day? 
December's snow clogs the lonely way, 
His steed is jaded, and bitterly cold 
The wind that tugs at his garment's fold. 
Ho ! ferryman, haste ; for the light wanes fast,* 
And many a milestone must still be passed 
Ere rest and freedom and peace be known 

CARRES FERRY. 1640. 79 

From priests and rulers with laws like stone ! 
His face grows -sterner: he turns not buck 
As he crosses the ferry l>v Merrimack. 

Over Salisbury's meadows a grave-faced train 

Moves slowly onward the miles to gain ; 

Two ill-clad women toil on before, 

Their feet and shoulders are bruised and sore. 

t! To bee whiped from Hampton ; " so runs the line 

Of the magistrates' orders; but daring tine 

Stout constable Pike sends the answer down — 

M We whip noe Quakers in Salisburie towne !" 

Will Newbury's men as courageous be 

As this hardy brother of Salisbury? 

But the)' scan unanswered the pitiful track 

That leads oe'r the ferry by Merrimack. 

The brief March sunset dies down the west ; 

Scarce the ferryman's boat can the current breast; 

Two horsemen stand on the farther shore 

And reckon the dangers on before, 

For ice and freshet are peril near, 

And for rotting roads is the daylight dear. 

They scan the horizon with anxious eye 

For the Sabbath hours are scarcely by, 

And fine and presentment are surely won 11 

By those who journey ere day is done. 

Did the sun rays break from behind yon cloud 

Or does twilight indeed the bleak landscape shroud?— 

But the sky and the waters look wild and black 

As they cross the ferry by Merrimack. 

Was that sound the dip of a paddle's blade? 

Did a birch canoe dart from yon helmlock's shade? 

Ho ! goodman Pilsbery and goodman Podr, e 

The savages lurk at your very door ! 

The sound of the war whoop fierce and shrill 

Comes borne on the breeze from Turkey hill ; 

And goodman Carr, in your island's bound 


carr's ferry. 1640. 

See your garrison-house be both staunch and sound, 
That by day or by night it shall not be slack 
To guard the ferry by Merrimack. 

The seasons come and the seasons go, 

The ferryman follows them to and fro ; 

But the travellers drop away more and more, 

And few are the gains when the day is o'er. 

There are other boat ways across the stream, 

And a bridge, not of logs, but of chain and beam ; 

The sire's pathway suits not the son, 

Where the former crept he must leap and run ; 

So the grass grows green on the disused track 

To the lonely old ferry by the Merrimack. 

The salmon is gone from the river deeps, 

No .more to the sunlight the sturgeon leaps ; 

But still the island its lord makes known, 

Though his name has long passed from the gray headstone. 

By the track so rough for the footman of yore, 

There rushes with rumble and whiz and roar, 

And sparkle and flash, a demoniac train 

Mather's witches to rival would strive in vain. 

A later age with its multiform life 

Forgets the old days of privation and strife ; 

And only the curious seeker finds 

A history wrought out in fading lines 

Where the leaves of Time's folio turn back, — 

The forgotten old ferry by Merrimack ! 


Notes, a. " Place of the strong current!" Definition of the Indian name, " Merrimack." 

b. " Who heavily rides, etc." Rev. John Wheelwright, 1639. See Charles Francis Adams' "Three 
Episodesol New England History." Vol. 1, Antidomian Controversy, page 485.- 

c. " Two ill-clad women, etc." Tradition says that during one of the various persecutions oi 
Quakers, two women of that sect were sentenced by the magistrates to be whipped at the cai t's tail 
from Hampton to a point southward. "When they reached Salisbury Major Robert Pike, one of tl < 
constables of the town, met them and escorted them with all decorum to the Newbury boundary, an* 
then sent a brief message to the authorities that the people of Salisbury did not whip Quakers. Later 
historians have declared the story apochryphal, but it is wholly in keeping with Pike's fearless, i" 
dependent character. 

d. " Fine and presentment are surely won, etc." Major Robert Pike, March, 16 v 0, was " pr«? 
sented" for travelling on the Lord's Day and fined twelve shillings and costs. See Pike's Biography* 
" The New Puritan." A 

e. "Ho! goodman Pilsbery and goodman Poor, etc. Indian alarms; for which see Coffin's His' 
tory of Newbury, 1675 and 1693, and also Major Pike's biography mentioned above. 











The ancient burying grounds of New England present an open page 
of interesting research to the thoughtful observer, standing, as they do, 
unrivalled in the quaintness, pathos, and half veiled glimpses of that 
life, so bare to outward seeming, and vet so rich in the high faith and 
courage that transformed the savage wilderness into a smiling garden, 
imd reared churches and' school houses upon the spots where the wild 
jbeast once crunched in his lair, or the Indian frowned resentfully upon 
the intruding paleface. 

One of the oldest of these still undisturbed resting places of our brave 
pioneer fathers is found in Dorchester, Mass., where, in the very heart 
of the busy city, surrounded on all sides by the hum and stir of me- 
tropolitan life, the summer sun looks lovingly down upon the mossy, 
quaintly lettered slabs of dark grey slate, standing side by side with 
modern marble and granite, and bright with the flowers that a reverent 
tenderness for the honored dead has planted throughout the sacred en- 

The "Burying Ground" was founded as early as 1634, the year in 
which the inhabitants of the town adjoining Boston, finding themselves 
cramped for room in which to pasture their cattle, sent out colonies that 
settled upon the Connecticut river, and formed the nucleus for the State 
of that name. Here they came in contact with the warlike Pequods, and 
thus began the first Indian troubles that the Massachusetts colonists had 

o .... - 

with the original lords of the soil. 

The most pretentious of these ancient memorials of the dead is that 
of the famous Chief Justice Stoughton, who died in 1701. His sarco- 
phagus is the only one that we find built of marble at that early date, 
and was evidently a very grand affair in its day, the carved scrolls and 
skulls with which it is adorned ( ?) being wrought with :i skill and neat- 
ness which is in striking contrast with the rude workmanship of the low- 


Her tombs around it. The marks of time are visible upon the seamed 
and discolored -marble, although an inscription upon the side tells that 

it has been not long since repaired by the Harvard College authorities. 

Among the older stones we find one erected to the memory of a Mr. 

John Foster, 


Ingenious Mathmatician and Painter, 

Who Dyed Sept. 9th, 1638. 

Agd. 33 yrs. ,J 

The elaborate design upon this headstone makes it noticable among 
the plainer slabs of that date : 

A globe is surmounted by a burning caudle, upon which Death is 
about to place an extinguisher, while a figure of time, — a venerable old 
man in a kilted skirt, with the typical scythe and hourglass, — is trying 
to arrest his arm. Above a most benevolent looking sun is shining down 
upon this remarkable scene, which probably refers to the youth of the 
deceased, and the fact that, in the natural order of events, Time more 
merciful than Death, would gladly have spared so useful a man to finish 
out his allotted time on earth. 

Upon the red granite mausoleum covering the body of the brave Major 
General Atherton, who was killed by a fall from his horse when on his 
way home from a general muster on Boston Common, is carved a very 
good representation ofa sword, with an inscription in Roman text, that I 
have taken the liberty to punctuate, in order to make it intelligible to 
the modern reader : 

"Here lyes our Captaine and Major of Suffolk, Was Withall, 

A Godly Magistrate wa« ho, and Major Generall. 

Two trops of Mors with Ilime Here Came : Such Worth 

His Love did Crave. 
Ten Companies of Foot also Mourning, March to His 

Let all that Read, Be sure to keep the Faith as He lias Done, 
With Christ he livs, now Crownd. His Name Was Humpry Ather- 
ton, " 


Another quaint epitaph is that of a certain William Poole, who, after 
the fashion of many poetically inclined moralists of his day, cheerfully 
prepared his own memorial lines beforehand, modestly refraining from 




iinj eulogistic comment, but simply conveying a warning to posterity to 
\tv ready for the inevitable fate common to humanity. 

The date is lb'74, and as the man had reached the aoe of 81, he must 
necessarily, in that age and locality have tasted enough of the anxiety, 
toils, and privations attendant upon a pioneer's life in New England, to 
have learned courage to lace this his last foe with the calm equanimity 
which speaks in every line of his curious epitaph : 

"ye epitaph of William Poole, which he himself made while he was 
vet living, in remembrance of his own deth, and left it to be engraven 
on his tomb, y't so being dead, he might warn posterity or a resem- 
blance of a dead man bespeaking a leader: 

"Ho passenger, 'tis worth thy pains to stay, 
And take a dead man's lesson by ye way, 
I was what now thou art, and thou shalt be 
What! am now, — what odds 'twixt thee and me? 

Now go thy way, but stay, take one word more, 
Thy staff for all thou knowest stands next door, 
Death is ye dore, ve dore of Heaven or Hell. 
Be warned, be armed, believe, repent, farewell. " 

A whole volume of strange or tender reminiscences is sometimes in- 
cluded in a single inscription upon one of these time worn stones: A 
roughly cut headstone, half hidden in freshly springing grasses and 
clover blooms, reminds one pathetically of the familiar lines : 

" Why had they come to wither there, 
Away from their childhood's land ?" 

for it commemorates the death of an old woman in the very first year of 
the settlement of the town, a woman over eiohty years of a^e, who had 
'ait recently left her English home to face the perils of these untried 

Ear more imposing than this simple record is the carefully cut tablet 
°f unpolished sandstone, upon which are inscribed the name and record 
°f one of the reverend fathers of the hamlet, whose virtues, after more 
"ton two centuries, still stand recorded in the unperished stone, for the 
'•enefit of future generations, and a hint as to what was supposed to con- 
stitute the duties of an elder in. the Church in our forefathers* day : 

'Mr. James Humphry, — heretofore one of the ruling Elders of Dor- 


chesteri who departed this life ye 12th of May, 1686, in the 78th year 
of his acre. 


Inclosed within this shrine is precious Dust, 

And only waits the rising of the Just, 

More useful while he Liv\l. Adorned his station, 

Even to old Aire served his Generation. 

Since his Decease tho't of with Veneration. 

How x in eat a Blessinir this Ruling Elder he, 
Unto his Church and Town, and Pastors Three, 
Mather, he first did by him help receive, 
Flint, he did next his Burden much relieve, 
Renowned Danforth did he assist with Skill, 
Esteemed him high by all, Bear Fruit until 
Yielding to Death his Glorious Seat did Fill. " 

In striking contrast to this elaborate eulogy, — not oulv of the dead 
but of his notable " Pastors Three " — is the modest inscription above the 
dust of one buried in the early part of this century : 

"An Honest Man." 

A rough, unshapely slab of slate has rudely carved upon it. — 

"A. P. 

aged 20 yrs. 

169—. " 


Only the initals of him (or her) whose ashes rest here, buried in the 

bloom of youth, and nameless except for those simple initials, carved by 

some unused hand, upon that convenient bit of native stone. And yet. 
after the lapse of centuries, it attracts the eye of the curious passer by, 

and calls up a crowd of misty, formless fancies to clothe again the un- 
named mystery that sleeps beneath. 

An equally mysterious, if more pretentious inscription adorns a small 
brick mausoleum of the 17th century ; 

"Abel his offering accepted is, 

His body to the grave, his soul to bliss, 

On October twentye and no more, 

In the year sixteen hundred fori}' four. " 




Opposite this, upon the flat stone slab, is another : 

"Submit submitted to her Heavenly king, 
Being a flower of that eternal spring* 
Neare 3 years old, she dyed in Heaven to waite, 
Tlie yeare was sixteen hundred forty eight. " 

Four years after Abel, but who Abel and Submit were there is not 
k> much as a line or even a word to tell. They lived, they died, and 
their ashes rest under this queer brick structure, and that is all we know 
©rare likely to know about them. 

With the opening of the eighteenth century a notable advance in the 
srtisiic taste of the people is shown in various modifications of the more 
hideous features of tombstone adornments : 

The horribly grinning Death's Head, with its empty eve sockets and 
double row of ghastly teeth, now had a pair of cherubic wings added, 
instead of the conventional cross bones, evidently a pitiful effort to lend 
something of cheer to the gloomy fancy that had so long sullenly re- 
fused, with almost the despairing spirit of the old time Roman, to look 
beyond the graveyard dust to the uncorruptable and all glorious spirit 
over which Death himself has no power. 

Half a century later, we find the head transformed into that of a 
cherub (?) with sternly closed lips, and a very scant crop of hair cover- 
ing the bare skull, — some ambitious artists even venturing upon a grand 
innovation in the shape of a curl above the forehead, the veritable pro- 
genitor of what we, some twenty five years ago, used to call a "Bos- 

Later, the nose and forehead were cut in relief, while at the close of 
the century, the wings are in many cases omitted, and the head, — which 
has now assumed the stolid look and proportions of a Dutch doll, — is en- 
closed in a niche, with alters, or in some cases emblematic birds upon 
either side. 

It was not until this century was well along in the twenties, that those 
monstrous absurdities disappeared, and the familiar weeping willow or 
veiled urn took their place. 

One of the most ambitious in design of the tombstones of the last cen- 
tury is that of a member of the numerous Foster family, a Mr. James 
Foster and his wife Anna, whose double headstone is surmounted by 
«te Foster coat-of-arms, elaborately carved in the slate, and as clear 
c, it and unmarred to-day as when it was first erected one hundred and 




twenty eight years ago. The mailed arm grasping the knightly sword, 
that overtops the whole, need feel no shame in keeping watch and ward 
over him, who, with equal bravery and far more of humanity helped to 
make these once savage wastes bloom and blossom with the roses of r 
christian civilization. 

It is to the credit of the citizens of Dorchester that these memorials 
of the Past are preserved with such tender care, that lie who runs may 
read the record of those brave and patient souls who, taking their lives 
in their hands, went boldly forth to battle with the poverty, toil, and 
perils incident to a pioneer's life. God fearing, high hearted men and 
women were they, who toiled to rear for future generations that grand 
edifice of political and religious liberty, under whose shadow, we their fa- 
vored descendents, find the protection and peace that their prophetic 
eyes dimly foresaw, even amidst the drearv surroundings of those hum- 
ble home in the wilderness of Dorchester, nearly three hundred years 

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Lines of descent of George 8 EL Littlefield, M. D., of Glendale, 
Lewis Qo.i New York, from Ednii nd 5 Littlefield (Nathaniel 4 , Edmund 3 , 
i'lauci* 9 , Edmund 1 ,) of Revolutionary lame. Edmund 5 Littlefield, Son 
of Nathaniel 4 and Abigail Spear Littlefield, was born in Braintree 
Mass., April 3, 1724 ; he married, Oct., 1750, Mary Castle. They 
were amongst the original members of the Baptist Church formed at the 
bouse of John Howard in Stoughton, Mass., Aug. 24, 1780. He served 
tit the French and Indian war in Captain Ward's Co. from H high am, 
which was organized to take part in the; reduction of Canada in the Cam- 
paign of 1758. His name appears on the Revolutionary Rolls in the 
State House, Boston, as follows. Appears on a Muster Roll of the 
Minute Company in the Colony Service which marched from Stoughton 
on the Alarm on 19th of April, 1775, under the command of Capt. Wil- 
liam Briggs. Appears on a Muster Roll of the Company in the Com- 
mand of Capt. William Briggs, in Col. Jos. Read's Regt., to the iirst 
of Aug., 1775, 3 months and 7 days service. Appears on a Muster 
Roll of the Company that marched from the State of Mass. to Bristol in 
Rhode Island, under the command of Capt. Rob't Swan of Stoughton, in 
Col. Benj. Gill's Regt., April 18, 1777, 24 days service. 

Appears on a Muster and Pay Roll of Capt. Amos Lincoln's Co. 

Craft's Artillery, Enlisted July 14, 1781, to Nov. 1, 1782. 

Appears with rank of Matross on a warrant to pay officer and men 
home on a Roll hearing date Nov. 15, 1782, Capt. Amos Lincoln's Co. 

Appeal's on a warrant to pay officers and men borne on a Roll hearing 
date Oct.. 18, 1783, of Capt. Amos Lincoln's Co. Archives, Vol, 2, 
/>. 212, Vol. 14, p. 14, Vol. 38, p. 177. Vol 29, p. 218, Vol. 30, 
p. 30. 

Alter the war he removed to Halifax, Windham Co., Vermont, where 
hedied. He had two brothers who served in the Revolution, Nathaniel 5 
*ttu Moses. Also three sons Edmund 6 , Asa«, and another, name un- 
known. Jesse 6 Littlefield, son of above, was born in Braintree, Mass., 
Oct. 12, 1766; he removed with his father to Halifax, in 1782, where he 
married Elinor Pennell, born Sept. 11, 1767, died Feb. 10, 1842. In 
the year 1805 he removed with his family to Ellisburgh, Jefferson Co., 
Hew York, where he died, Sept. 10, 1842. 

Jesse junior, son of the above, was born Nov. 14, 1798, in Halifax, 
Vermont. He went with his father's family to Ellisburgh, N. Y., 




where he married Sept. 10, 182(3, Catherine Lyon, horn Aug., 22, 1803, 
died April 18, 1848. He married, second, Mar. 1, 1849, Sophroni;i 
Hall, clan, of Dea. Daniel Hall, horn June 14, 1812, died Dee. 19, 1870. 
He served during the war of 1812 in the Silver Greys, composed of men 
too old for active service and too young to he enrolled in the militia. 
He was at the battle of Sandy Creek, May 30, 1814, and performed 
other duties of a patriotic nature during that war. He died Nov. lb, 

George 8 II. Littlefield, M.D., son of the above, was horn in Ellis- 
burgh, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1853, married Jan. 2, 1889, Sadie C. Oliver, bom 
Oct. 7, 1868. They have a s<m Georges Oliver Littlefield, born Aug. 
9, 1891. . ". :■■.'.' 

Jesse 7 , Jr., above mentioned, had two brothers who served in the war 
of 1812, James" and John", and also four nephews who served in the 
late war, 1861-1865, Milton 3., Daniel YV\, Calvin, and Bert. 


Upon the ii th day 'of April, 1700 
bv order of the Selectmen of Glocester in the other side 

Peter Emons had warning given him and those of his family that doe 
belonge unto him to departe out of the townshipe of Glocester to the 
place from whence they came for the Inhabitants of sd Glocester was 
not willing to Admitte of his coming to bee an Inhabitant Amongst them 

o o o 


John Day contstabl 


To John Day constabl of Glocester. 

These are in his maiestys name to will and requir you forthwith to 
warne and giue notise unto Peter Emons with those that doe belonge 
unto him that they departe out of the town of Glocester to the place 
from whence they came or els they may expect to bee proceeded with 
' as the Law directs and so make return of your doings hearof to the 
selectmen of Glocester and the day when you gaue to sd Emons warn- 
jug to departe the sd town by order of ye Selectmen 

Aprill ye 9 th 1700 Thomas Piggs Cler. for Glocester 

Read in Court at Salem June 29, 1700 


Steph Sewell CI. 




Lieut. Joseph Little, 11 enl. Sept. 9,dis. 17 Dec. 
Ens. Henry Chipman, n <« " 9, " 17 " 

Sergeants. Corporals 

Samuel Stickney/ Dan'l Chismore, n 

Jona. Sergent, h Thos. Jewett, 1 . 

Joseph Silliwav. h Isaac Eastman, s 

Timothy Easton. 3 
Cleric. Drummer. 

Bradbury Morrison. h Amos Currier. 11 


Silas Cammatt, s Abuer Burbank, 1 ' 

Al>el Morrill, 5 Gideon Thurston, 1 ' 

Thos. Thompson, s John Brooklebank, 1 " 

John French, 5 Jeremiah Jewett, 1 ! 

Martin Geor<re, h Anthonv Morse, 11 

William Guy, h Samuel Woodman, 11 

Zechariah Hun ni ford,' 1 Jona. Martin, 11 

Abiel Knight, h Samuel Hogg," 

</ fjona. Dustan, h Benj. Winter, 11 

Win. Emerson, 11 Ebenr. Flood," 

Philbrook Colby, h John Dole," 

Eleazer Smith, b James Had lock, a 

Barton Pollard, h Aaron Nichols, a 

Win. Middjeton, 11 fWinthrop Bagley, a 

Daniel Jones/ 1 
Joseph Lancaster, of Hampton, Wm. Page, of Hampton, 

James Nut, J ofNutfield, Win. Brown,} ofNutfield, 

John liearsey, of Kingstown. 

Vol. 94 Jo. 107. 

The service of the company except as shown above was from 15 Sept. 
to 17 Dec, 1755. 
Travel allowed from Albany to Newbury, 225 miles. 

* He enlisted 8 Sept.. 1755; discharged 4 Jan., 1756. 

t Discharged 27 Nov. \ Taken sick. 

R of Rowley. II of Haverhill. Not" Newbury. L of Lunenburg. S of Salisbury. A of Amesbury. 


WICH, 1668, ETC. 


Mehitahle Brabrooke, of Ipswich, complained of by Francis Wain- 
: wright in behalf of Jacob Perkins, of Ipswich, for setting fire to the 
hitters house. She not being in readiness for examination is remanded 
to prison. Aug. 15, 1668. 

Examination of Mehetable Brabrooke, "Saith that on Thursday last 
was seven night when her master Jacob Perkins and his wife being gone 
to the Towne, she was left at home alone ; about 2 or 3 o'clock in the 
afternoon she was taking tobacco in a pipe and went out of the house 
with her pipe and gott upon the oven, on the outside or backside of the 
house (to looke if there were any hogs in the corne) and she laid her right 
hand, upon the thatch of the house (to stay herself) and with her left 
hand knocked out her pipe over her right urine upon the thatch on the 
eaves of the house (not thinking there had beene an} r tire in the pipe) 
and immediately went downe into the corne field to drive out the hogs 
she saw in it; and as she was going towards the railes of the field to- 
wards Abraham Perkins his house shee looked back and saw a smoke 
upon her M rs house in the place where she had knocked out her pipe 
at which shee was much frighted and went into the s d Abraham Perkins 
his house to intreat her to helpe her about a kettle of cloathes and 
J kins sent her to there barne to call her mayd to come and looke 
to her child whilst shee went to helpe this examinate, and when 
w th the mayd the said good wife Perkins and this examinate went j 
towards my M r , Jacob Perkins, his house in the way we saw the smoke 
[ j the house and then ran and coming to the house found the fire 
I j in the place above the oven where I knocked out my pipe [ 
1 ran for a paile of water but before I could gett | ] well the thatch 
flamed and for want of ladders and helpe being rem j the house was 

burned downe. Being demanded why upon the first seeing of the 
smoke shee did not acquaint Good wife Perkins. She s d she was loath 
to fright her and being asked why when she first saw it :>he did not goe 
back to quench it she answered she was so frighted shee durst not. She 
further s th as shee was coming with Good wife Perkins towards the 
house, shee s d to the s d Goodwife Perkins, why doe the woods looke 
blew beyond our house, and s d their was a great smoake behind there 

This Examinate further addeth that about an hour before the tire 



kindled on the house the chimney was on fire a little above the wing at 
trlil' she was frighted ; but shee quenched it with Lye she had upon the 
are in a kettle of cloaths. 15 Aug., 1668. 

Mchitable's mother gave bonds for £100 that she would appear at the 
court to be held at Ipswich. 18 Aug., 16(58. 

Abraham Perkins aged about "28 and John Willyston, aged 20, de- 
pose that they heard Mehitable Brabrooke owne and acknowledge that 
<hee put her tobacco pipe into the fire and dipt up a coale in it to light 
it and soone after went out to see if the hoirirs ware in the corne field, 
as shee s;iyd. But shoe say d shee went upon the oven with her pipe in 
her mouth ; and wee askte her the reaaon why shee went unon the oven 
and shee made answer because shee coold see Better there than on the 
Ground : (the rest of this deposition is the same ns the foregoing tes- 

Hannah, wife of Abraham Perkins, testified it was a quarter of an 
hour before they started for the house, and " went into the house and 
looked up into the chamber thro the boords that lay very open up to- 
ward that side where she smoke was on the outside, and there was no 
appearance of fire or smoke ; than I run out of the house to that side 
where the smoake appeared just upon the eaves of the house on the 

thatch over the oven and then it besran to flame further 

she addeth that at the first comimr to the house shee lookinge into both 
the roomes of the house and up into both the chimneys and saw no light 
or appearance of fire or smoke therein save only a few brands ends neare 
dead under a great kettle hanging in the chimney. Sept. 29, 1668. 

John Williston, of Ipswich, aged about 20, deposed that one iiiorii- 
inge a little afore Jacob Perkins his house was burnt Mehetable Bra- 
hrooke and I was o^oein^ into the meadow to make hay and she toald 
inee her dame was angry with her but she saved shee thought shee had 
her spited now tor slice had put a Great toade into her kettle of milke 
w ch shee to'uld mee the next morninge after shoe had put the toad in : 
and was about the latter end of last July. 29 Sept., 1668. 

Richard Brandbrook, aged 55, testified, also Mary wife of Robert 
Kinsman of Ipswich, that Mehitable Brabrooke lived a year at her house 
there appeared no truth nor trust in her, "... that is about seven 
vearessince. 23 Nov. ,1668. 

Sarah Story, aged 43, deposed she "hard good wife Brabrueke say that 
«h)hn Bear did uesialy curse and us such kiend of languige as is not fit to 
,,e spoken in a family having the word divell frequent in his mouth. 



Mehetnbel Brabrooke, aged about 16 or 17, deposed that Thomas 
Wells being lit their house about last springe she did heare him aske her 
father Brabrooke what become of the tines.. My father anawered they 
were paid to the Treasurer of the County. Then said he noe ; the)' went 
to feed their fatt gutts with. 19 Nov., 1668. 

Richard BrandI)rooke vs. Thomas Wells, breach of contract. 

R. B., aged 56; deposes that Thomas Welles of Ipswich, through 
whose importinence and fayer smooth words as he can doc : overcame 
me to give him an aquitance of the tinishess of my house, promising me 
faythfully to performe all the covenant ; to the driving of the last nayl ; 
and when hee gotten it of mee I called him to the performance of it; 
hee answered mee y l hee had an aquitance and bid meegit it how I could 
and'to this hower 1 remaven unsatisfied and my work lies undun ; and 
also s d y t hee had nothing to doe with it; moreover I heard him afearme 
at Salem Court \ rt hee never saw nor knew the worshipfull Mr. Brand- 
street of Andover untell hee did see him at Ipswich Court, the last sum- 
mer where as the above s d Thomas had before tould to mee and others 
y* he himself and his brother Warenor of Ipswich going to see Mayger 
Denisonnes farme, which lyes beyond Averell (Haverhill) y r the above 
sayd Thomas savd v 1 they met with Mr. Brandstreet, and Warenor did 
so crouch and condigne to him; but for he pte he knew ould Bradstreet 
well enofe and hee would not so much as left his hat to him and would 
doe him no more reverance then I would to any infereour man nether 
would hee crouch to him; moreover: I the above savd Richard did see 
the sayd Thomas take his sister Sarah upon his knee and there shee 
sate, a great while and allso called to his owen wife and savd — wife 
how likeyou this? — and for my parti thought his wife looked as ifshee 
had been readie to Crie. Mar. 30,-1669. . 

John Bayer, aged 22, calls Richard Brand brooke his uncle. 






Robert Spurrell, of Salem, vs. Richard Rayment, of Beverly, for with- 
olding his share of mackerel, and fish, and also of wages, due to him 
upon a fale voyage that he ye said Spurrell, went to sea with the snid 
Rayment eiirhteene veares agoe, 24-4-1668. 

Richard Rayment gave bonds to appear at the next court to be held 
at Salem. 



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[From Putnam's Monthly Historical Magazine.] 

Every town has a history : and it should be the warm desire of every 
townsman to see that the history of his town is properly preserved in 
the archives of state and nation. There is no better way than by plant- 
ing a plain, unvarnished account of the life of the town and its inhabi- 

There are many things to be considered regarding such a work. The 
first item which appeals to the ratepayer is the cost: but let him 
also consider the profit. A thousand or two dollars distributed over a 
period of three or four years is not felt, in a town of three or four thou- 
sand inhabitants, and as each taxpayer receives, or should receive, a 
copy of the history free, or at actual cost, he gets back his money easily. 
It is good for the town that strangers and far away sons of the old 
place should have ready access to a good history and account of the 
place and its capabilities. A good town history is the best advertise- 
ment if a town seeks visitors during the summer or autumn months. 
Strangers are always interested in the antiquities and local characterise 
tics of a place. Town histories a few years after publication command 
good prices, say from five dollars upward, thus showing the demand 
fwr such works. After careful investigation the most cautious taxpayer 
will become the heartiest supporter of appropriations for such work. 

The compiling of a good town history progresses step by step. 
There can be no haste. A committee of prominent and educated men 
appointed by the town should carefully look over the held, employ an 
Historian or editor, an\l ask the town yearly for the proper sums to con- 
duct the work.. 

As the documents illustrative of the early history of a town are u&u- 

J dly to be found in greater numbers at the county or state capital it is 

Dot unusual that some person not an actual resident of the town, is 

better qualified to compile the history, if properly assisted by -the 

committee, than a permanent resident. 




The training required as well as the special knowledge needed by an 
historian is not to be acquired by a few years devotion to the study of 
the history of a particular town ; it is rather the student of genealogy and 
history of a much broader field Who ha? these acquirements so greatly 

To supply the demand for such works a class of workers has arisen 
who devote their entire time and abilities to preparing town and family 
histories. The need of their services is recognized and gladly availed 
of by thousands of people yearly. 

A recent writer has very clearly outlined the steps likely to lead to 
success in the compilation of a town history. lie says "the creation of 
a favorable sentiment is the initial step. With an educated sentiment 
the people will not be satisfied with a cheap and hastily prepared work. 
With a history well planned there should be a systematic search for in- 
formation .... the records of the town, the courts, the churches, the 
archives of the state should be examined .... historical books already 
published, manuscripts laid away perhaps by past townsmen or ministers, 
unknown to the present generation, in some of the libraries of the 
metropolis, . . . diaries of former people ... in fact all data from 
every source should be noted." To any one who has been engaged in 
such work there will recur instances of rare finds among old papers, and 
in places most unexpected. 

Regarding the scheme of the town history I can think of no better 
plan, than a brief resume, of the natural features of the place with a 


short account of the natural history, followed by a glimpse of the history 
of the county and the circumstances which led to the settlement ot the 
whole neighboring country. There should then follow a history of the 
doings of the first settlers and the town as a eoporation, then a history 
of the churches, of the schools, and of the manufactures and business 
enterprises of the town. A chapter should be devoted to the military 
history of the place, giving the name of every soldier and his service 
record, and, as far as possible identifying him with the family to which 
he belonged. There should be brief but comprehensive sketches of 
the principal people of the town from the earliest times, as far as possi- 
ble illustrated with portraits, and there should be a very complete his- 
.tory of the farms in town, with their various owners. Then should follow 
a genealogy of all the families past and present. The above is a very 
brief sketch of the most necessary features of such a history as the 



writer has in mind. There are many lesser features, such as society 
jind social organizations and doings, and vjirions other matters. 

Lists of nil the officers of tin 1 town from the beginning should he in- 
scited. There should he a carefully prepared index. In each case the 
arrangement would he more or less varied according to circumstances. 
The writer quoted above, Mr. Titus, has given in a few words some 
needful advice, r A local history should be a local history. Every 
town has subjects in common with other towns. These do not require 
fullness of detail. This is the province- of general history .... The 
town minister of former daws comes in for a generous bestowal of atten- 
tion. Around him and the meeting-house were woven their choicest 
interest. The religious history needs to be told but not burderened 
with pious detail. The town history should be plentifully illustrated 
with landscape, ancient homesteads, public buildings, historic sites and 
portraits of prominent citizens, .... there should be at least two or 
three maps of the town, showing the original highways . . . homestead 
>ites ; and also of the town at date of publication." 

Many towns have printed in whole or part their records prior to 
this century. This is the lirst step and should always be done where 
possible; at least a carefully prepared copy should be made, and kept 
in a separate building from the originals, so, that in case of tire one may 
he saved. 

It will not be long before every town will be required by law to pre- 
serve in print the records so valuable to the town and its citizens. 

The town history when carefully prepared, is more full, more inter- 
esting, and more valuable to the average person than the bare records. 

If these hasty words should in this month of town meetings be 
he the cause of a little agitation upon this subject, it will be a matter 
for congratulation. 

Every one of our New England towns founded prior to our revolution 
has a grand history, why not let the world know it. 


Revolutionary Soldiers. 

See that your town appropriates money to mark the graves of Rev 
°'utionary Soldiers on Memorial Day. 





Continued from Page 61. 

John Potter of Coventry, adm. to relict Alice with Richard Potter surety 
26 Mar., 1642. Wit. Thos. Byrd, Richard Lee. 

Tmv. of estate, 1 ! Mor., 1641, by Praneis Colney, Nath. (Breton), Robert 
Rawson, John Todd. 

Bryan Poiter of Coventry, clothier. 1 Oct., 1649 ; proved by his mother 
Alice, 1 Jan., 1619-50 ; to mother Potter, at her death to each of my natural 
brothers and sisters ; to Kliz. Durkatt and her brother Peter; to Benj. Baird. 

Wit. by Eliz. Whethell, Alice Murdocke, Thos. Whethell, Henry Durkatt. 

Humphrey Potter of Rowley, par. of Woxfield ; dat. 4 May ; proved 21 
July, 1598; wife Margaret; dau. Johanne Darnell; son Francis Potter's chil- 
dren ; dau. Elizabeth Haye's children ; son William Potter ; god-dau. Eler 
Haye ; dau. Margaret Wylelye ; Francis Potter ; god-dau. Anne Ilakins. 

Overseers, Roger Rowley. Win. Potter, Francis Rawson my sister. 

Roger Spencer of Thornetanes, liberty of Newburrow in Hanbury, carpen- 
ter ; dat. 14 Jan., 1660; prov. 21 Jan., 1661 ; wife Christian; nephew Richard 
• Spencer of Alton ; nephew William Spencer of .Clifford, and his son Roger; 
nephew Richard Spencer of Marthington ; sister-in-law Margaret White and 
her dau. Anne White; Joyce, w. of cousin John Bruor of Cubley ; Anne. w. 
of Wm. Aston of Newburrow, his cousins ; cousin Anne Spencer dau. of 
Richard of Marthington, dee'd. 

Wit., Wm. Robert, Lutis Tower (a female.) 

Thomas Schofield ; dat. 22 July; prov. at Alderwas; 24 Sept., 1633 ; 
wife; kinsman William Schofield ; son John. Overseer, Francis Allen. Wit., 
Francis and Bennit Allen, Elizabeth Osborne. 



Robert Suawe of Edlmeton, Md, yeo. ; 31 Mar, 34 th Eiiz b . Prov. 17 
April, 1592. To children of bro -in-law Ed w. Aldersay by my sister; three 
children of sister Parnell Bull ; wife Anne property in lulelmeton and Totten- 
ham, and child she is with ; sister Margaret ; dau. Agnes Shawe. 

Nicholas son af Edw. Aldersay ; four sisters .married) viz., Isabel, Parnell, 
Ellen, Margaret; Susan Say re my sister's daughter ; Margaret Loude my wife's 
sister. Overseers, Robert Partridge, Robert Atkinson, Anthony Dale. 

Com. London, fo. 423, vol. 17. 

Thomas Budd, dated 17 Jan., 1585; prov. 14 May, 1588 ; wife Amies ex- 
trix : six children, William, John, Nicholas, Christopher, Joane, Agnes, last 
four under twenty one. 

Com. London fo. 15, vol. 17. 

John Duninge of Limehouse, Stepney, shipwright, dated 7 Mar., 1589; 
prov. 8 Jan., 1690. To wife Alice; cousin George Dunning; minor children 
Francis and Clara ; youngest child of brother John Dunning the elder ; father- 
in-law Richard Adams of Ratcliff. 


Com. London, fo. 281, vol. 17. 
(To be continued.) 


Potter Wright was born at Providence, R I., 23 Jan., 1790. He was the 
son of Randall Wright, whose ancestry is desired. J. s. g. 


Edward Prince, Esq., of Quincy, 111., is compiling a history of the Prince 
family in North America. / 

The Committee on English research for 1895, appoinied by the Council of 
the N. E. Historical Genealogical Society is composed of the following gen- 
tlemen : William S. Appleton, John T. Ilassam, Robert C. Winthrop. Jr., 
Thomas W. Higginson, Eben Putnam. Contributions for the fund, which 
are greatly needed, should be sent to Mr. Appleton, 18 Somerset street, 
Boston. - 





The Dkscendanes of James 
Prime (of Milford, Conn., 1644), is 
the title of a neat pamphlet of about 
forty-eight pages, by Ralph E. Prime 
of Yorkers, N. Y. The compiler 
thinks Prime a name of Flemish ori- 
gin, and that his ancester, James, and 
Mark Prime of Rowley, Mass., were 
of the same family, probalJy brothers. 
Information is souuht concernino- the 
Primes of the Carolinas. 

The Appendix contains notes upon 
many New England families 

Roman Catholics in Maryland: 
It is a popular error that the Catholics 
were in control in Maryland in early 
times and established religious tolera- 
tion. As can be seen by documents 
in print 1 the Catholics were in such a 
minority in that colony that the Jesuit 
missionaries complained of the harsh- 
ness with which they were treated ; 
and from their letters it appears that 
the Protestants were in an overwhelm- 
ing majority. 

1 " Recorps of the English Province of the So- 
ciety of Jesus. " 

Subscribers lacking any of the is- 
sues for 1893 or 1<S ( J4 can obtain du- 
plicates by prompt application to the 

Have you paidvonr subscription? 
If not please send check at once. The 
total of many sn all sums is a large 
sum . 

<-. . 

Ask } r our book-dealer for 
nam's Ancestral Charts. " 




Every request for information when 
an answer is expected by mail, must 
contain stamps sufficient to cover the 


66. Putnam. Information is de- 
sired concerning Perley, Nathan, and 
Jeremiah, sons of Aaron Putnam of 
Green Held, Conn. They, except Per- 
ley (lost at sea?), settled in'^Otsego 
Co., N. Y., and Mich. Their sisters 
married Isaac Bertine, Wm. Phillips, 
Moses Jennings, all of Conn. 

Rufus of Sutton, b. 1781 ; m. 1805, 
Sally Sibley. Names of his children, 

Jacob. of Peterborough, N. II., b. 
in Ashburnham, 17*5. son of Daniel. 
Knowledge of descendants of Jacob 
Putnam is Greatly desired; also of 
his brothers Silas, William, Jonas, 
and Pliney. No. 1G90, Putnam Ge- 

Jesse Putnam, born in Lyndeboro, 
N. II , 1750; lived in Guilford, Vt., 
and later at Buffalo, N. Y. Also, 
names of his children and address of 

Micah Putnam, b. in Sutton, 8 Apr. 
1751, (No. 610, Putnam Genealogy), 
died when and where. He probably 
died in Massachusetts or Vermont. 
Town clerks are requested to examine 
their records for date of his death. 

The above information is desired 
b} T the compiler of the Putnam Gene- 
alogy, who will be grateful for any 
abstracts relating to the Putnam fam- 
ily, from public or private records. 

Eben Putnam, Salem, Mass. 






{Continued from page 20.) 

Chip, Samuel, On Thursday evening, Mr. S. C, to MissDeziah Lamb, 

[both of this town]. (S. Oct. 23, 1790). 
Ciap, William i. In this town, Mr. W . T. C, to Miss Lucretia 

Ilewes. (W. Apr., 23, 1794.) 
Clapp, A. At Dorchester, Mr. A. C, of Northampton, to Miss Esther 

Tileston, of that place. (W. Apr. 12,1794.) 
Clapp, Abigail, m. Hawke Cushing. 
Clapp, Caleb. In this town, Air. C. C, to Miss Nancy Dorr. (W. 

Apr. 24, 1793.) 
Clapp, John. At Dorchester, Mr. J. C, of Roxbury, to Miss Sukey 

Robbins, of Dorchester. (S. Nov. 24, 1794). 
Clapp, Capt. Joshua. At Deerfield, Joshua Clapp, of Burlington, 

(Vt.).to Miss Abigial Barnard, of that town: Mr. Hart Leavit, of 

Greenfield, to Miss Rachel Barnard : Dr. Stone, ^of Greenfield, to 

Miss Sally Barnard. It may be worthy to remark, that the brides 

were all sisters, and one matrimonial eve made wives of the whole. 

(S. Feb. 1G, 1793.) 
Clapp, Capt. Samuel, Capt. S. C, to Miss Esther Coit. (S. Mch. 31 

1792.) "At Connecticut "implied. 

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Clarke, Betsy, m. Rnfus Sweet. 

Clark, Elinora, m. Dudley Walker. 

Clark, Fanny, m. Perez Bryant. 

Clark, Gregory. At Dorchester, Mr. G. C, of this town, to Miss Lucy 

Vose,bf that place. (W. Apr., 1789.) 
Clark, Hitty, m. Capt. John Round. 


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Clark, James. In Loudon, J. C. Esq., to Miss Margaret Lee, youngest 

daughter to the late Hon. Philip Thomas Lee. (W. Mch 13, 1793.) 
Chirk, Capt. Joseph. On Thursday last, Capt. J. C, to Miss Judith 

Howard, "May she love him, and may he her behold, advanced in 

years but never think her old." (W. Mar. 23, 1785.) 
Clark, Marv, m. Stephen Farrond. 
Clark, Nabby, m. Isaac Larkin. 
Clark, Patty, m. Rev. William Harris. 
Clark, Patty, m. John Molly. 
Clark, Sally, m. Philip Currell. 
Clark, Sally, m. Remember Preston, junr. 
Clark, Thomas P. At Providence, Mr. T. P. C, to Miss Ruth Dunton. 

(W. May 21, 1794.) 
Clarke, Eben. Mr. E. C, to Miss Katy Coffin. (S. Dec. 7, 1793.) 

At Nantucket? 
Clarke, John. In this town, Mr. J. C, Coppersmith, to Miss Sally 

Davis. (S. Oct. 16, 1790.) 
Clarke, Mrs. Martha, in. Rev. James Freeman. 
Clarkson, Gen. Matthew. At New York, Gen. M. C, to Miss Sally 

Cornell, (W. Feb. 29, 1792.) f 

Clasby, Capt. Joseph. [At Nantucket] Capt. J. C, to Miss Hannah 

Cbadwick. ;S. Dec. 15, 1782,) f 

Clay, Polly, m. Capt. William Wilson. 
Clayhole, David C. At Philadelphia, Mr. D. C. C, Printer, to Miss 

Peairv Brittdn, daughter of Thomas Britton, Esq. (W. Oct. 2C>, 

Clear, Mrs. Sail)', m. John Thomas. 
Cleland, William. Last Thursday evening, Mr. W. C. to Miss Eliza 

beth Iven, daughter ot'rhe late Treasurer of this Commonwealth. (S. 

Nov. 13, 1790.) . 

Clements, Charles. On Thursday evening last, Mr. C. C, to Miss 

Lydia Rich. (S. May 5, 1792.) 
Cheney, Mrs. Sally, m. Daniel Mason. 
Clinton, Cordelia, m. M. Ganet. 
Clipton, Caleb. [In this town] Mr. C. C, to Miss Sarah Barton. (S. 

Nov. 29, 1794.) 


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The success which has attended the formation of historical societies in 
some localities and the misfortune which has befallen others, seemingly 
as well justified in existence, calls for comment upon the inception, or- 
ganization, and maintenance of such combinations for historical re- 
search. ".;'" 

One of the prime causes of failure is the result of leaving the manage- 
ment entirely in the hands of a clique. The oldest and wisest of socie- 
ties of whatever nature have found it advisable to constantly admit 
new blood into the councils and conduct of the organization, yet always 
retaining a sufficient conservative element to prevent radical changes 
likely to seriously effect the well being of the society. It is a mistake 
to suppose that only elderly people are or can be interested in the his- 
tory and antiquities of a place, or the genealogy of its inhabitants. The 
best work today in the field of American genealogy is being done by 
men not yet old, and those still younger.. 

Women, too, should be included in the scheme of organization and a 

goodly proportion of the officers and committees should be women. As 

a rule they have time to devote to the interests of the society and enter 

into their work with great enthusiasm which if carefully guided and 

controlled does more for the society than the plodding work of the 

member who cares only to enrich his own mind and the society's ar- 

Young people should be urged to become members and provision should 
he made to give them something to do. The notion that they must be 
wrapt up in the study of the history of the town should be dispelled, and 
they may be shown that there are ways of enjoyment in the life and 
work of the society. Field meetings, teas and such social gatherings 
should be frequently held under the auspices of the society, and the oc- 
casion of the annual meeting should be more than a dry rehash of the 
doings of committees and reports of the year. It should be a short for- 
mal meeting followed by an enjoyable social time afterward, at which 
refreshments and music may be profitably provided. 




- The reading of papers upon such subjects as the early settlers, the 
churches, the military organizations, the part the place took in some 
political campaign should he encouraged ; and the comparatively recent 
happening of an event ought not to act as a bar to its introduction at the 

Dry detail, as the reading of the minutes of the last meeting, and for- 
mal debate and other equally dry routine matter should be debarred at 
all except at, say, quarterly meetings. There is nothing so discourag- 
ing to speakers and attendants upon the meetings as to have to give the 
better part of the evening to listening to such dry stuff. 

The local historical society should be to a degree the town improve- 
ment society and great care should be taken to interest all classes and 
all creeds in its work. Let the feeling get abroad that the meetings are 
exclusive and the members reserved and the society as an active influ- 
ence in town affairs is doomed. 

As soon as possible after organization suitable rooms in a fire proof 
building should be obtained and portraits and prints of town and county 
worthies gotten and hung. Make the walls attractive ; collect old china, 
label everything carefully ; procure a safe and collect papers and letters 
throwing light upon the history of the place and the character of its in- 
habitants; nothing is so insignificant as to be thrown aside. Afford 
each donor the satisfaction of feeling his gift, however small, is appreci- 

Organize history classes, encourage the crude first attempts at origi- 
nal investigation: these are some of the elements of success. 

As the funds of the society increase issue some small publication, dis- 
tribute it widely. The larger and older societies are always willing to 
exchange and to waive the difference in the respective cost of the pub- 
lications. In this way the nucleus of the library can be formed. 

One great mistake often made is the duplication of officers. What is 
the need of honorary librarians, treasurers, etc. Give the working li- 
brarian or other officer his due. Elect only those members to office who 
intend to perform the actual duties of the position. 

The need of an historical society in every town is great and such an 
organization if handled properly will be a success. Its field should be, 
briefly stated, to collect even thing printed or written relative to the 
town and its people ; objects of interest illustrative of the life of the 
people, their customs and trade; genealogy of the families; histories of 
the homesteads ; portraits and prints of everything pertaining to the town ; 

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hooks and pamphlets, broadsides and posters written, printed or issued 
by a townsman ; the perservation of the public records and proper care 
thereof; the identification and marking of the graves of the soldiers, 
colonial, revolutionary, or of later wars ; marking of historic sites ; dis- 
tribution of information relating to the town, especially among school 
children teaching them the history of their native place ; the formation 
of a library or the enriching of one already established ; prevention of 
vandalism, and the encouragement of a public and patriotic spirit. 

All these matters pertain to the welfare of a town and help the inhab- 
itants, tradesmen and all, and should command the hearty financial sup- 
port of every individual whether interested in history or not. 


(See frontispiece.) 

The illustration is an enlarged copy of the original photograph sent 
to the late Rev. Daniel Gorden Estes of Amesbury, Mass. The origi- 
nal painting was found near Ferrara, Italy, and is upon wood, 23 cen- 
termeters high, and 17 J wide with an olivester ground. The portrait 
represents Estense as wearing a black cap, a lace collar, and the dress 
of the period. His hair is light and the portrait resembles that of his 
father Leonello, lord of Ferrara, from 1444 to 1450. 

This picture is the result of an extended research concerning the 
E^tes family in Italy, and by unavoidable circumstances was not ready 
in season for printing in the August number. The original letter with 

coo o 

the writer's signature has recently been received and' the translated copy 
verified by which we find a mistake in the name (Estuse) ; the letter 
(u) should hive been (n) which nukes the name Fstense as it should 
he. We are also assured by Dr. Giuseppe Bertoni (Dr. Joseph Ber- 
toni) the author of the letter which is more fully given on page 248, 
Vol. IV, (and unfortunately without his signature) has spared neither 
pains nor expense to obtain this photograph together with genealogical and 
historical information. 

Charles Estes. 




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The following names of " Friends " who died previous to 1850, taken 
from the Rhode Island Record, embraces those only who reached the 
age of ninety years or upwards, except those who have an interesting 
note attached, and includes the names of four who were executed at Bos- 
ton in 1659 and 1061 for preaching the doctrine held by the Friends. 

Allburro, John, died at Portsmouth, Dec. 17, 1712, aged 96 years. 

Anthony, William, died at Portsmouth, July 29, 1796, aged 94 years. 
44 Elizabeth, daughter of John andJonna, died at Portsmouth, 

Sept. 17, 1818, aged 91 years 5 mos. 
44 Luce, daughter of Abraham and Maty, of Portsmouth, died 

Dec. 25, 1843, aged 92 years. 
44 Sarah, daughter of John and Susanna, widow of Thomas 

Sculd ot Portsmouth, died Feb. 20, 1801, aged 100 years. 

Austin, Abigail, sister of Jeremiah of Little Compton and aunt of Abi- 
gail Fish of Portsmouth, and widow of Stephen Hoxie of 
South Kingston, died Dec. 2, 1817, aged 92 years. 

Bosker, Peter, Sr., died at Middletown, Jan. 19, 1788, aged 91 years. 

Borden, Richard, one of the first planters, buried in land given by Rob- 
ert Dennis to the Friends at Portsmouth, died May 25, 
1671, aged 70 years. 
Joseph, died at Newport, Oct. 1, 1729, aged 51 years, General 
Treasurer of the Colony. 

Bull, Henry, of Newport, died aged 84 years, Jan. 22, 1693-4, last of 
the first settlers. 
44 Mary, daughter of Henry and Phebe, and widow of John G. Wan- 
ton, died, aged 93 years, 11 mos., Mar. 12, 1821. 

Burrington, William, Sr., of Portsmouth, died, aged 92 years, Dec. 3, 

Church, Mary, widow of Sylvan us Westgote of Tiverton, died, aged 99 
years, Sept. 6, 1824. 



Co^geshall, John, first President of the Colony, died, aged 48 years, 

Nov. 27,1647. 
Crossmon, John, of Newport, died, aged 100 years, Jan. 26, 1687-8. 
Dennis, Lydia, widow of John of Newport, and daughter of John and 

Abigail Law ton of Portsmouth, died May 1, 1816, at old 

stone house in Spring street, aged 93 years. 
Dyer, Mary, wife of William, suffered martyrdom, at Boston May 31, 

" Martha, widow of Charles of Newport, maiden name Bilunell, 

died Feb. 15, 1743-4, aged 100 years. 
Earle, Caleb, son of Roger and Mary, came from Wiltshire, Eng., when 

16 years old, died May 22, 179,7, aged 90 years. 
Easton, Nicholas, one of the Hrst planters, died, aged 83 years, Aug. 

15, 1775. 

" Nicholas, son of Nicholas and Mary of Setnestt, died, Apr. 

16, 1723, aged 39 years, "buried about ye 12th hour at 
ni'ffiit. " 

" John, Sr., died, aged 93 years, Apr. 23, 1739, at Newpo-t. 
Lived with his wife 60 years. 
Freeborn, Benjamin, son of Jonathan and Mary of Portsmouth, died, 

aged 81 years, Apr. 29, 1838; had four wives. 
Gould, Daniel, of Newport, died, aged 90 years, Mar. 26, 1716. 

" Sarah, widow of Thomas, and daughter of John and Susannah 
Anthony of Portsmouth, died Feb. 20, 1798, aged 100 
years, 6 mos. S days. 
" Bethsheba, daughter of Daniel and Mary, died, aged 90 years, 
July 29, 1828. 
Greene, Sarah, widow of David of Newport, died, aged 97 years, June 
29, 1779. 
" Anne, daughter of Joseph and Abigail of Jamestown, died, 
aged 90 years, Mar. 24, 1841'. 
Jeffers, Jethro, father of John, died, April 16, 1739, aged 101 years. 
Knowles, Martha, daughter of Henry and Susanna of Jamestown, widow 

of Thomas Fowler, died, aged 96 years, Oct. 6, 1819. 
Lawton, Anna, daughter of Isaac, died, aged 94 years, Mar. 7, 1825. 
" Mercy, widow of Robert of Newport, died, aged 90 years, 

Jan. 19, 1831. 
" Lydia, daughter of John and Abigail, and widow of John Den- 
nis, aged 93 years, May 1, 1815. 

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Leadra, William, executed at Boston, Mar. 14, 1661. 

Mott, Jacob, son of Jacob and Cassandra, died, aged 88 yrs. 3 nios. i> 

days, Jan. 24, 1779 ; buried on his own land, the Meeting 

House and yard occupied by the Hessians. 
Robenson, William, executed at Boston, Oct. 20, 1659. 
Sherman, Martha, daughter of Job and Amey of Portsmouth, died, 

aged 101 yrs. 3 days, Dec. 14, 1839. 
Sisson, Ruth, wife of Joseph, and daughter of Benjamin and Ruth Sher- 
man, died at Seekonk, Sept. 11, 1822, aged 88 years. His 

third wife and lived with her husband 69 years; he was 94 

years old the day she died. 
Joseph, husband of above Ruth, and son of Richard and Alice 

of Portsmouth, died at Seekonk, Jan. 10, 1823, aged 94 

Sophia, wife of James, and daughter of Benjamin and Ruth 

Sherman, died, aired 96 years, 1843. 
Stevenson, Marmadukc, executed at Boston, Oct. 20, 1659. 
Taylor, Miry, widow of James, daughter of Di\ Charles Anthony Vigue- 

ron and Hannah, his wife, of Newport, died, Feb. 11, 

1835, aged 90 yrs. 8 nios. 
Thurston, Edward, Sr., died, aged 90 years, Mar. 1, 1707. 

" Edward, died, aged 79 years, Feb. 22, 1776, "disowned for 

slave holding. " 
Wanton, Joseph, of Tiverton, died, aged 90 years, 10 mos. 2 days, 

Mar. 3, 1754, an Elder in the Church. 
Gideon, Governor, died, aged 74 years, Sept. 12, 1767, "of 

gout in the stomach. " 




Covenant between Richard Smith of Ipswich and Jo, Negro man 
servant: said Jo, having manifested a desire to marry, to his master 
who partly promised to buy a yoke fellow for him hath thought it best 
to make other proposals to said Jo, to wit Jo is to remain in his ser- 
vice fifteen years without marrying and to he free on paying £30. 
10 May, 1689. Wit. by Nath'l and John Tredwell, and Andr. Bnrley. 

Essex Deeds Vol. XI, fo. 23. 


Order of a committee to receive money from England sent to the 
wounded in the battle of Lexington, and the widows and children of 
those slain. In Council, October 25, 1775. 

Ordered, that Honorables Mr. Whitcomb, Mr. Prescott, Mr. Mai ton 
c \: Mr. White with such as the Honorable House shall join, be a com- 
mittee to receive of the Honorable Benjamin Franklin, Esq., one hun- 
dred pounds sterling, sent by several charitable persons in England for 
the relief of those who were wounded in the battle of Lexington, and 
the widows and children of those who were then slain ; Dr. Franklin 
having expressed his readiness to pay the said sum to such persons as 
.shall be appointed to receive it ; the committee to dispose of said mon- 
ies according to the best of their discretion and to make return of their 
doings therein to this Court. 

J. Warren, Speaker. 
Consented to. 

James Otis, B. Greenleaf, Caleb Cushing, J. Win- 
throp, Joseph Genish, James Prescott, B. Lincoln, and others. 


William Lytherland, Nathaniel Waymouth, witnesses to deed of Wil- 
liam Hudson, Boston, 1673. Old Norfolk deeds. 

Nathaniel and Josiah Gage testify concerning an island in the Mend- 
mack for which their father John Gage petitioned General Court. 

Also claimed by Haverhill. 1667. 1670, — same. John Gage of 
Merrimack. Vol. 45, p. 52. Mass. Archives. 

Vol. 136, Mass. Archieves, fo. 270, contains a list of 430 inhabitants 
on the Kennebec River who ask protection of Massachusetts. 1755. 

Joseph Large of Salisbury, 1681. Abraham Drake, witness to deed 
of George Marty n of Salisbury. 1660. 

George Moys, of Salisbury, joiner, to grandchildren, Philip and An- 
drew Grele of Salisbury, April, 1654. 

Elizabeth, widow of Thomas Linfurth of Haverhill, 1673. 

Stephen Griggs of Marble-head, and Elizabeth relict of Henry Coombs 
ol Marblehead, sued by Maverick, June, 1685. 

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{Continued from page 167, Vol. IV.) 

Richard Bartlett, Sr., of Newbury port, cordwainer. Executor of 
brother Christopher B., to "cozen" (i. e. nephew) Christopher Bartlett, 
who to pay his brothers and sisters. 21 elan., 1686. vol. XI, fo. 8. 

Joshua Browne of Newbury (wife Sarah), sells to Christopher Bart- 
lett, house and land partly in Newbury and Salisbury, 21 Jan., 1687. 

vol. XI, fo. 8. 

Christopher Bartlett of Newbury, 1635, for family see Savage. 

In 1651 of Ipswich; in 1657 aged 33, when he testifies to same effect as 
John Bartlett. Court files. Son of Richard of Newbury. John Bartlett oi 
Newbury, said to have come from Kent, hud besides John, a son Richard, b. 
22 June, 1655. Jane Bartlett of Newbury, m. 16 Jan., 1654/5, Win. Bolton 
of do. 

John Bartlett of Marblehead, had wife Bethia. lie was presented for steal- 
in 1645. ' 

Thomas West of Bradford, husbandman, having purchased of Abiel 
Mower of Haverhill, 12 A. there, 15 Apr., 1695, acknowledges son 
John West as a joint purchaser with him, 16 April, 1695, Wit. by 
Benj. Rosse, Robert Clements. vol. XI, fo. 16. 

John Hoyt, Sr., of Amesbury, laborer, to son Joseph of do., la- 
borer, formerly my father's (John) of Amesbury. Joseph to pay his 
grandmother Frances Hoyt. 10 Dec, 1689. vol. XI, fo. 17. 

Joseph Huntt having received full portion, etc., of a legacy due from 
my grandfather, Joseph Peddings, having deceased. His mother exec- 
utrix. 10 May, 1693. " "" ; Vol. XI, fol. 19. 

Goodman Palmer of Rowley, agrees to deed £ his land there, to his 
son upon marriage to Goodman Huntt's dan., to be made £ when his 
wife dies. Elizb. Huntt to have her legacy. Palmer, Jr., to have a 


farm at Merrimack. Sam'l Huntt agrees to pay his dan. Elizb., a leg- 
acy- left by her grandfather. Elizb. Hunt, Sr., wife of Sam'l. Wit. 
John Dane, Ezekiel Northend, John Palmer, Sr. Acknowledged 31 
March] 1691. vol. XI, fo. 19. 

Robert Prince and Elias Stileman, witnesses to deed of Richard 
Graves, of Salem, pewterer, to John Putnam, 12-8-1655. 

vol. XI, fo. 19. 

Guido Bay lev of Salem, gardiner, to Humphrey Woodbery of do., 
fisherman, his dwelling house 1 and 20 A. land, 7 Oct., 1652; acknowl- 
edged 14 Sept., 1695. Guido Bay ley of Bridge water, formerly of 
Bass River, since Beverly, about fifty years ago, sold to William Dod<je 
also sold to Robert Herbert, and to Humphrey Woodbery; all sold a 
considerable time before 18 Oct.. 1652. 14 Sept., 1695. 

vol. XI, fo. 20. 

Joseph Peabody of Haverhill, husbandman, to Thomas Barnard, Sr., 
of Amesbury, all right in estate of mother Mary Peabody, formerly of 
Yorke, deceased, now in hands of Barnard, 4 March, 1695. Wit. by 
John and Timothy Johnson. vol. XI, fo. 20. 

John Allen and Jasper Divar witnesses to demand made by Samuel, 
eldest son and heir of Richard Rowland, deceased, upon Rachel Inch- 
comb of house and lands formerly property of Richard Rowland, Sr. 
Said Samuel Rowland of Swanzey, Bristol Co., 27 Sept., 1695. 

vol. XI, fo. 22. 

John Stevens of Hampton, cordwainer, to Thomas Clough of Salis- 
bury, planter, J of 3 J A. formerly belonging to his grandfather John 
Stevens, in Salisbury, 25 June, 1695. vol. XI, fo. 22. 

Robert Adams of Newbury on account of divers privileges which 
father (Corporal) Adams of Newbury hath given me, release all right 
in a freehold lot drawn by my father in the right of my grandfather 
uichard Adams late of Newbury, deceased, that then my next eldest 
brother that shall survive me shall possess all that estate in lands which 
was entailed on me by my grandfather's will and good surety be given 
that said lands shall be kept in our family of ye Adames for ever. 15 
July, 1695. Wit. by Sarah and Anna Adames, and Henry Shortt. 

vol. XI, fo. 25. 


Whereas Henry Batcheldor of Ipswich died seized of lands, etc., ad- 
ministration was granted to John Batcheldor of Wenham, son of Joseph 
brother of said Henry, deceased, whereby care might he taken of said 
Henry's widow, there being nearest of kin claiming right in estate, viz., 
John son of Joseph, said Henry's younger brother; James Davis hus- 
band of Elizabeth, sister to said John. John Warner married Hannah 
a daughter of Joseph. John Warner and his now wife sell to Joseph 
Knowlton of Ipswich their right in said estate. 11 Oct., 1683. 
■ ■:-' V,'\ - UjL-fcAW I tfVfc - : j", IH-I ,-' " vo l. XI, fo. 213. 

Lt. Jno. Johnson of Haverhill, aged G3, gives to son Timothv, all 
lands he bought of Mrs. Elizb. Woodhridge, i.e. 30 A., and some live 
stock, etc., 5 Oct., 1695. , Wit. Josiah Gage, Cutten Noyes. 

vol. XI, fol. 25. 

James Dennis father and agent of James, jr., Amos Dennis and wife 
Eliz b ., both of Marblehead, ship-carpenters, and Thomas Trefrey, jr., 
of do., mariner, and wife Agnes, sell to Sam 1 Robison of Salem, carman, 
£ of two pieces of marsh held in partnership with Richard Reed of Mar- 
blehead, in South fields "on ye mill creek." One piece bounds on land 
of Edw. Flint, Jeremiah Neale, Sarah Beans, Robert Wilson, Richard 
Rowland ; the other on Richard Rea, Miles Ward, Thos. Flint, Sani'l 
Robison, Sr., widow Pickering, Paul Mansfield. Said estate having 
been of William Charles deceased and given bv him to his grandchild- 
ren. James Dennis "absent out ye land." 13 Sept., 1695. 

vol. XI, fo. 31. 

John Roe of Gloucester, planter, with consent of John Dickison my 
brother-in-law and Mary my wife, to Philip Flanders of Salisbury, a 
grant made to John Dickison, sr., late of Salisbury, deceased. 26 
April, 1684. vol. XI, fo. 32. 

John Williams of Haverhill on consideration of marriage already con- 
firmed between his dan. Mary Williams and Thomas Silver. Wife 
Esther joins. 14 May, 1683. vol. XI, fo. 40. 

Il'iniel Clarke (wife Mary) of Haverhill to Gipt. Simon Wainwright 
of Haverhill, land there part of which Theophilus Sachewell gave him 
by will, and part sold me by my father Edward Clarke, 30 Dec, 1663. 

Bounded by Thomas and Daniel Hendrick, Eaton, and Edward 

Clarke. 24 Dec, 1694. vol. XL, fo. 41. 

{To be continued.') 



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Women use a lozenge or diamond shaped shield. Men use any shape 
except the lozenge. 

Many shields of arms are found without crests. Women should never 
use a crest. It is entirely proper for a man to use his crest as a seal or 
in various other ways. 

The helmet, used to denote the rank of the bearer, is not a part of 
the crest. When used it serves as a h;ise to support the crest ; and is 
placed above the shield. 

Supporters if used by a family of English descent, with but hardly* an 
exception, would denote that the bearer was a peer or belonged to cer- 
tain orders of Knighthood. On the other hand, many Dutch and French 
families, are entitled to use supporters, the rule being different on the 
continent than in England. Under these circumstances, the writer 
feels that no rule can be laid down for their use in America: certainly 
it must remain optional with the bearer, other persons remembering 
that such a use does not imply anything except it be a craving for over 

The use of the mantle is entirely proper. It serves as a background 
for the shield. 

The motto is generally placed below the shield, in some countries 
above. A few mottoes are distinctive of certain families, but any indi- 
vidual may adopt or vary a motto. The same mottoes are in use by 
various families. 

A woman should never use a motto with her arms. 

Impaling is to place the arms of husband and wife side by side, each 
taking half the shield. A wife or widow may use the impaled coat in a 



An unmarried woman bears her paternal coat in a lozenge. If a man 
me leavino' several daughters but no sons, the husband of each of the 



daughters may impale the arms of his wife, or bear them as an escutch- 
eon of pretence, upon and placed in the centre of his own shield. 

The children of a woman whose father has left no male descendants 
bearing his name, may ^quarter her -paternal" coat. In quartering the 
shield is divided into four parts by lines drawn through the centre. 
The maternal arms are placed in the second and third quarters and tie- 
paternal in the first and fourth. Many persons may be entitled UN- 
reason of successive marriages with heiresses,- to quarter a large num- 
ber of arms. In this case a different arrangement is made. Anyone of 
the many may be used alone with the paternal coat, but no one may 
bear singly any coat of arms but his own. 

No one is entitled to bear coat armor unless he is descended from the 
original grantee of such arms in the male line. Coats of arms are pri- 
vate property; by assuming a badge one is not entitled to, a fraud, and 
rather a mean one too, is practised. Because a grandfather or other 
ancestor during the past century may have assumed through ignorance 
the arms of another family of the same name, his descendants are in no 
way cleared of deceit if they persist in bearing such arms. 

One may adopt, in this country, any coat one wishes, provided ii 
does not belong to others, and by putting the date of its first use upon 
it no pretensions other than what may be entirely proper, are claimed. 

Grants of coat armor in other countries are issued upon a payment oi 
certain fees, to any person whose social, official or financial position 
Justifies his bearing coat armor. The writer sees no reason why persons 
similarly situated here should not assume coat armor if no deceit i> 
thereby practised. A man himself not entitled to coat armor can not 
bear his wife's or mother's on a shield as his own. 

A man cannot quarter or use in any way a coat of arms of any female 
ancestor if her father has direct male representatives living. 

Similarity in name is not proof of relationship or any claim to be en- 
titled to bear arms belonging to another family of the same name. 

In a later issue a partial list of such families who have used coat 
armor or who are known to be entitled to such, will appear. 


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{Continued from page 29). 



1534 James Perkyns of Draycott, yeoman. 

In his will, dated ■ , 1534, he directs that he shall "be buried 

in the church of Draycott," and mentions : 

Katryn, "my wife," and John Drewen, executors, who with Master 
Doctor Draycott, Sir Hukh "my "brother," overseers. House in Dray- 
cott. Nicholas "my sonne which I make my Eyr." Katryn "my 

Halt' the residue to my wife, and the other half to "my children." 

Sir Humphrey Cotton, Sir Hugh Perky n, Rye of Hychin, Rob- 
ert Swyyllyng, Rye. Byddyll, witnesses. 

The inventory, no date, taken by Rye. Bowdwll and Thomas 
Browne, amounted to XX marks. 

Proved 21 July, 1534, by Cath., the relict, and Drewer, power to 
"other." — Litchfield Registry, 

Act Book No. I. 

1558 William Perkyns of Draycott. 

In his will, dated 3 February, 1553, he directs that- he shall rf be 
huried in the churchyard of Draycott," and mentions : 

John Pakeman "my son-in-law " and his wife Johan "my daughter." 

Thomas Wilcocson and Agnes Wright, " my servants." 

"My wife " (no name), who with Thomas Wilcockson, executors. 

Sir Philip Draycott, Knight, overseer. 

Thomas Bradberye, chaplain. Thomas Treven, Richard Coke, wit- 



The inventory (not dated) was taken hy John Trevyn, Wm. Treven, 
Christopher Peter, Rawfe Sydwaye, and amounted to £5- 13s. 

Proved at Litchfield, 14 May, 1558, hy Thomas Wilcockson. 

— Litchfield Registry » 
Act Book No. 5, Page 129. 

1567 Ralf Perkyn of Draycott. 

In his will, dated 29 July, 1567, he directs that he shall " be buried 
in the parish church of Draycott," "nigh unto the grave of my father," 
and mentions : 

Margery Perkyn " my wife," executrix. 

Hugh Perkyn " mv brother" and his two children and his wife's 
daughter. Wyllm Fyney "my brother-in-law." John Wall of the 
Wbitehurst and his 4 children. Thomas Perkyn " my brother's son.'' 
Alys Perkyn " my brother's daughter." John Foyge and his 3 children. 
Wm. Galvmore and his 2 mevdons. Gyles Sidway and his 4 children. 
John Cowapp and his 4 children. James Clarke and his 3 children. 
John Lovatt. liichd. Sydwey. Elizabeth Sydway. Edith Bairualey. 
Edmund Wood and his 3 daughters. Richard . James Pake- 
man and his child. John Proctor weh dwyellth with his grandfather 
the goodman Proctor of Draycott. 

Edward Wright and his 2 children. Perkins of Creswell and 

his 2 children. Elieu Wright. Ellen Wheywall. Margery Turner. 
Thos. Hassington of the Moorhall and his 4 children. Thos. Morrys & 
his 4 children. John Lees and his 2 boys. 

John Korde & his daughter & Elizabeth his servant & my tenant's 
child in Fosbroke. Katharine Bannaster and her child. Alice Wright. 

my servant. Elizabeth my wife's sister. Ellen Fox of Stone. 

Christopher Proctor. 

Wm. Gallymore of Draycott, liichd. Gill, overseers and witnesses. 

The inventory, dated 4 August, 1567, taken by John Cowapp, John 
Lee, amounted to £4. 3s. Id. 

Proved at Litchfield, 20 September, 1567, by Margery the relict. 

— Li t ch fiel d Registry , 
Act Book No. 6, page 99. 

1615 Ann Perkins of Draycott in the Moors. 

Letters of administration upon her estate were granted tit Litchfield, 
24 May, 1615, to Simon Perkins "the next of kin." 

— Litchfield Registry* 

Act Book No. 12, page 123. 



1618 Thomas Perkins of Draycott in the Moors, Sherman. 

In his will, dated 27 March, 1616, he mentions his children : 

John Perkins, George Perkins, Anthonie Perkins, Joane Perkins, 
Nicholas Perkins, and Margaret Perkins Ins wife. 

Witnesses, Alexander Howe, Parson of Draycott, Margaret Perkins, 
.Nicholas Perkins. 

The inventory, dated 17 March, 1616, by Thomas Proctor, Roger 

line, John Wedgwood, amounted to £66. 7s. 8d. 

The will was nuncupative. Letters of administration with the will 
were gaanted at Litchfield, 10 April, 1618, to Margaret Perkins of 
Dravcott, widow. 
Thomas Proctor of Draycott, yeoman, a surety. 

— Litchfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 12, 272. 

1640 Nicholas Perkins of Draycott in the moors, yeoman. 

In his will, dated 16 October, 1640, he mentions: 

Ann Perkins " my nowe wife," - executrix, property in Draycott, 
Dilhorne & Forshrooke. Thomas Perkins " my eldest son." "my 
daughter" Margerie Perkins, "mv daughter" Margaret Perkins, "my 
meadow called Corster's meadow in Forsbrook." Alexander Perkin 
"my son." " my aloses or pastures called the Royleys and the Acres 
in Forsbrook." 

Witnesses, William Smith and John Smith. 

The inventory, dated 1 January, 1640, taken by William Smith, 
Thomas Browne, Wm. Morris. 

Proved at Litcfield, 18 March, 1640, by the exor. 

— Litchfield Registry. 

other villages. 

1535 Thomas Parkyns of Forton. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Litchfield, 

24 April, 1535, to Nicholas Pye. — Litchfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 2. 

• . 
1557 John Perkyns of Ricarscote, parish of Castle Church. 

In his will, dated 6 March, 1555, he directs that he shall be buried 

•H the churchyard of the Castle, and mentions : 

Mawde Perkyns " my wife," - executrix, 



Goods to be divided into 3 parts ; one to his wife, another to " all niv 
children," and the third to pay his debts, <fcc, and if any remain to "mv 
two youngest children." 

Sir Richard Palmer " my gos'tly father," supervisor. 

Thos. Perkyns, Rich. Goldsmyt, John Swyrwene. 

The inventory, dated 20 June, 1555, taken by Lewis Dickynson, 
Dich, Goldsmyt, Roger Perky n, Richard Walle, amounted to £40. Ills. 

Proved at Litchfield, 16 May, 1557, by Matilda (synonymous with 
Mawde) the relict. — Litchfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 5, page 120. 


1558 John Parken of Checkley. 

In his will, dated 2 March, 1557, he directs that he shall "be buried 
in the churchyard of Checkley," and mentions : 

Roger Bagnold, Wm. Phyllipe of Overtean, his executors. Alys "my 
sister." Bartylmew Jonson and her daughter. Hamlett Arnold and his 
daughter. Ajmys Phyllips. Joue Lawton. Rye. Milward " my brother- 
in-law." Wm. Yate " my brother-in-law." Humphrey Smith. Wyllam 
Smith. Isabel Holland. Cecyle Ralvn. Jone Henshaw. Raffe Hen- 
shaw. Thomas Ralvn. Raff Mosseley. 

Witness, - Richard Wevn " mv uostlev father." Thomas- Symth. 

Proved at Litchfield, 14 April, 1558. by Roger Bagnold and William 
Phyllipe. — Litchfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 5, page 122. 

1587 Robert Perkyns of Fosbrook, husbandman. 

In his will, dated 21 January, 1584, he directs that he shall ! be 
buried in the churchyard of Dilhorn," and mentious : 

Elizabeth ' my wife," and \Vm. Pott of Bruckhouse, Co. Stafford, 
husbandman, his executors. 

Thomas Allen of Chabsey, - overseer. 
. Thomas Bennett, Alice Bas>i{alcv, Thos. Bucknall, witnesses. 

Debts owing from : Ralph Warrelowe of the New House, Jo}'le< 
Cowdall, Aleys Amery of Olton. 

The inventory, dated 27 April, 1587, taken by Thomas Pakman, 
George Amery, amounted to £2. 8s. 8d. 

Proved at Litchfield, 10 June, 1587, by Elizabeth the relict and Win, 
Pott. —Lichfield Registry, 

. Act Book No. 8, page 117. 


1598 Nicholas Perkyns of Wednesbury, carpenter. 

Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
22 May, 1598, to Christiana Perky ns, widow, the relict. 

The inventory, dated 21 May, 1598, was taken by Thos. Parkes, 
George Hopkins, Thomas Hurlebutt, Thomas Cowper, all of Wednes- 
bury, amounted £9. 19s. 8d. — Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book Xo. 9, page 219. 


1612 Wimliam Perkins of Church Eaton, laborer. 

In his will, dated 9 July, 1612, he directs that he shall '' be buried 
jn the churchyard of Church Eaton," and mentions: 

John Perkins "my son," - under 21. Margaret " my daughter." 
Margaret " my wife," executrix. Alles " my daughter." 

Thomas Blacke and Thomas Perks, overseers. 

Debts owing from : Homfre Downes, Richard Alisope the younger. 

William Jenines, witness. 

The inventory, dated 18 July, 1612, was taken by Thomas Ilaugh- 
ton and Walter Peikcs, amounted to £36. 3s. 2d. 

Proved at Lichfield, 22 July, 1612, by Margaret the relict. 

— Lichfield Registry, 
Act Book No. 11, page 203. 

1614 John Perkin of Hopton. 

In his will, dated 23 August, 12th James I., (1614) he directs that 
he shall "be buried in the churchyard of St. Mary, Stafford," and 
mentions : 

Ann Perkins " my daughter." Ellen Perkin " my daughter. " Wil- 
liam Perkins " my eldest son." William Perkin "my brother," and 
Margaret " my wife," executors. f my housing and groundes." fr my 
youngest sons," - under age. 

Richard Bromeley, William Buries, Win, Perkin, Jim., witnesses. 

Debts ownupfrom Wm. Wouldrieh, Geo. Smyth of Wolverhampton, 
Brian Walker. 

The inventory, dated 24 August, 1614, taken by John Earpe, Fran- 
cis Lycett, James Lycett, amounted to £51. 6s. 

Proved at Lichfield, 6 September, 1614, by Margaret Perkin of Hop- 
ton the relict, and William Perkin of Whitegreave, county of Stafford, 

A bond was given for the tuition of Ellen Perkin, a minor. 

— Lich field Resist rv , 
Act Book Xo. 12,- page 91. 



1626 John Perkin of Bilington in the parish of Bradley, husband- 
man. ' 

In his will, dated — , 1623, he directs that he shall " be buried 

in the churchyard of Bradlie," and mentions : 

"my son" John, "his brother" Francis, "a dole of meadowiiiL' 
lying in Horton meadow." "my son " Francis, "to my daughter" 
Margerie a house at Cannock." "my daughter" Isabel, (aforesaid 
children not married.) 

"my daughter" Elizabeth and her daughter Frances." " my daugh- 
ter" Anne and her sons Thomas, John and Robert. " my ^daughter'' 
Joane and her son Thomas. " my daughter" Margaret. 

Executrix, "my wife." Overseers, "my son" John Perkins and "im 
son-in-law " Thomas Withnall of Stockton, parish of Bassage. 

"unto the poor of Bradley an am> - el which the churchwardens of tin- 
parish owes me at the dispose of Francis Stanley and Simon Dudson, 

Witnesses, Simon Dudson, Francis Stanley. 

The inventory, dated 6 November, 1626, taken by Sim. Dudson. 
Thos. Withnall, Edw. Hart, John Smith, Edw. Cooke, amounted t<> 
£199. 9s. 

Proved at Lichfield, 10 November, 1626, by Joanna Perkins, widow, 
executrix. — Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 14, page 47. 




1626 John Perkin of the parish of Brad ley s husbandman. 

In his will (not dated) he mentions : 

Lease of house to " my loving mother" for life. " my godson " John 
Hancox son of " my brother-in-law John Hancox and the other three 
children of my said brother." the children of " my three sisters' 
Elizabeth, Joan and Margaret, "to my brother" Francis Perkins the 
dole in Hauirhton meadow, "my sister" Marorarie. "my sister" Isabel. 
''my mother" Joane Perkins, executrix. Overseer, " my brother' 

Witnesses, John Backhouse, Joane dPerkins, "& others." 

The inventory, dated 28 January, 1626, taken \)y Roger Lawrineri 
Edward Cooke, amounted to £18. 

Proved at Lichfield, 31 January, 1626, by the executrix. 

— Lichfield Registry, 

Act Book No. 14, page 39. 


1661 William Perkins of Hopton, husbandman. 




Letters of administration upon his estate were granted at Lichfield, 
17 September, 1661, to Isabel Perkins, widow, the relict. 
The Act Book mentions Isabel Perkins of Hopton, widow. 

— Lichfield Registry. 


1545 John Perkyns of Harley, parish ofEastham. 

He died in 1545, and his will was proved at the Hereford Registry. 

His will mentions: Son John, son Edward, wife Ann. 

1544 Thomas Perkins of Hartley. His will is missing. 

No. 12. — Worcester Registry. 

1551 Edmund Perkins of Martley. 

In his will he mentions : Brother Adam. His widow was Margery 

No, 80. — Worcester Registry. 

1559 Margery Perkins of Martley. She was the widow of the 
last named ; her will was not examined. — Worcester Registry. 

1553 Robert Perkins of Longdon. In his will he mentions his 
son Robert and son John. 

No. 60 — Worcester Registry. 

1553-4 Hugh Perkins of Clifton. 

He died in 1553-4, and his will was proved at the Hereford Registry. 
It was not examined or else could not be found'. 

1561 Humphrey Parkens of Clvfton. 

He died in 1561, and his will was proved at the Hereford Registry. 
In this document he mentions: Cousin Antony Not, Brother John, 
Brother Ro^er. 

1566 Robert Perkins of Lono-don. 
He was the son of Robert Perkins of Longdon, who died in 1553. 

His will, probably, was not examined. 

No. 1*25. — Worcester Registry. 

1567 Joyce Perkyns of Math on. 
No relatives are mentioned in this will. — Worcester Registry. 



1579 Agnes Perkins of Chadesley. 

This will is missing. — Worcester Registry. 

1571 Annes Perkens 1 of Estham. Her will ,v probably, was not ex- 
amined. — Hereford Registry, 

1582-3 Agnes Perkins of Fladbury. This will, probably, was 
not examined. 

No. 48. — Worcester Registry. 

1593 Richard Perkins of Aston in Blockley, Worcestershire. 
This will, probably, was not examined. 

No. 59. — Worcester Registry. 

1588 John Perkins of Harlev Child. 
His will, probably, was not examined. 

— Here ford Regi stry . 


1592 Raufe Perkins. 

His daughter Joane was married to John Veinorat the time the Visi- 
tation of Shropshire, 1592, was taken. 

Vis. Shropshire, — Harleian Society. 

155l> William Perkyn ofRushbury He died in 155G, and his will 
is in the Hereford Registry. 

1551 Roger Perkins of Pulverbatch. He died in 1551, and his 
>viH is in the Hereford Registry. 

15G1 Humphrey Parkins of Clebnry Mortimer. He died in 1551, 
in his will he mentions : 

Sons Humffrey and Thomas. Daughters Hem (?) and Jhobe Pyper, 
and Thomas Pyper her husband. "Joyce Pyper Md." "My four chil- 
dren. " He was buried in the church of Clebnry Mortimer. 

— Hereford Registry. 

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1 See the will of John Perkyns of Ilanley, parish of Eastham, proved in 1515. 

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John Fagge of Maidstone; will proved, 24 Jan., 1605. To son Edward, 
annuity of £10, out of estate of John Eppes, gentleman. Wife Jane. Daugh- 
ter Jane. Father-in-law Thomas Brooke. Daughter Ann Fasfge. His broth- 
<«rs and sisters, viz. : William, Thomas, Alice, Ann, Ester. Brother John 
Fagge of Rye. Canterbury Wills, vol. 39, fo. 297. 

Ambrose Drayner, of Biddenden, clothier; proved 24 April, 1621 Kins- 
people Peter and Mary Twisden. Elizabeth, Anne, Mary Drayner, his daugh- 
ters. Sister Elizabeth Richardson. Sons Ambrose and Robert Drayner, 
minors. Wife Elizabeth. Mentions lands bought of Stephen Bateman and 
Stephen Jgguklen the elder, near Buckhurst Bride in Biddenden. 

Canterbury, Book 45, fo. 178. 

Iggulden is the same as Igleden or Eggleston. The emigrant Stephen, sup- 
posed by Savage to be from Kent, died on the passage, 1638. 

John Hudson, of Priory of Eolkstone, Esq. ; will proved 1 April, 1622, by 
nephew Basil, sou of Charles Dixwell, deceased. 

Canterbury, Book 45, fo. 247. 

William Pldmer of Cranbrook, gentleman; will proved 2 April, 1622. To 
be buried near wife Mary. Sister Chalcroft. Cousin William Hendman and 
his wife. Cousin William Hall of London and his wife. Joane Youuge, 
daughter of his sister Agues Youuge. Daughter Mary Stace and her husband 
Freegift Stace. Daughter Elizabeth Plumer. Cousin Peter Godfry of Lydd, 
his uncle's son, and his wife. Sons William, John and Stephen Plumer. 
Cousin Simon Greenstreat of Linsted. Aunt Berrye. 

Canterbury, Book 45, fo. 235. 

William Leech of Dover, husbandman. To his wife Judith and father 
Edmund Leech, a tenement in Foukestone. Proved 24 March, 1623. 

Canterbury, Book 46, fo. 83. 

Thomas Godfrey of Lyd, Esq. ; will proved 18 Jan., 1624. Cousin Wil- 
liam Plumer of Cranbrooke the vouno;er. 

Canterbury, Book 46, fo. 281. 

Thomas Cuchman, the elder, of Cranbrook, yeoman. Will proved 26 Oct., 
1631. Daughter Mary Beale, and her children. John and Mary. Daughter 
Tyler's children, John, Alexander and Mary. Elizabeth, Mary and Margaret, 
the three daughters of son Thomas, deceased. Mary, Elizabeth, Clement, and 



Margaret, the four daughters of sou Alexander, deceased. Grandchild Eli/. 
abeth Meriam. Daughter Margaret Bigg, widow, and her daughter Sara. 
Son Thomas Bigg. Daughter-in-law Rebecca Couchman. Wife Elizabeth. 
Thomas, son of my son Thomas deceased. 

Sententia. — Mary Cuchman, als. (Beale), Lucy als. Luckherst, Elizabeth 
Cuchman als. Sandey, Clemence and Margaret Cuchman, children of Alexan- 
der Cuchman, dec'd, Elizabeth Cuchman als. Bayly, Margaret and Mary 
Cuchman, children of Thomas Cuchman, dec'd ; Mary Cuchman, als. Beale, 
daughter of the testator, John and Alexander Tayler and Mary Tayler als. 
Colgate, children of Clemence Couchman, als. Tayler, dec'd, daughter of the 
testator, Elizabeth Merryam, daughter of Susan Cuchman als. Merryam, deed. 
daughter of Alexander, son of the testator ; Margaret Cuchman, als. Bigge, 
daughter of the testator. Canterbury, Book 49, fo. 43. 

Jonathan Ni-ttall, M. A., died In Virginia, s. p. tie was son of Roger 
Nuttall, rector of Bacton in Suffolk, who was of the Xuttalls of Nuttall Hall 
in Lancastershire. Chandler MSS., Brit. M., p. 406. 

Nathaniel Brigge of Brandeston, Suffolk, clerk. Wife Mary. Kinsman 
Joseph Brigge to pay George Brigge, of London, £60. Marie Brigge widow 
of Samuel, and to Samuel, son of Samuel, dec'd, who to pay his brother Joseph 
Brigge. Brother Joseph Brigge. Kinsman Thomas son of Thomas Brigge, 
deceased, now in Virginia. 

Jane Puckle, wife to Richard. Sara Brigge, daughter of Thomas, also to 
Mary, Sara, and Joana Brigge, children of Samuel, deceased. Ann and Fran- 
ces, daughters of John Brigge. Nathaniel and John Brigge, children of John 
Brigge who deceased at birth. To Nath'l and Samuel Maxwell. Sara Twine, 

wife of Samuel. Rebecca Maxwell, children of R and Sarah my aunt. 

To Nath 1 son of John Brigge, dec'd, tent, in Battisford. Nath 1 , son of 
Thomas Brigge, deceased. My brother Joseph Brigge, executor. Proved 24 
April, 1656. P. C. C, Berkeley, fo. 114. 

Samuel Coggeshall of St. Peter's Paul Wharf, and her Majesty's ship the 
Anglesea. Mother Mary Coggeshall, who now dwelleth in Rhode Island, land 
in New England. Friend John Evans. Dated 24 July; proved 6 Aug., 1712. 

P. C. C. 

John Norman of Astwood, Bucks, weaver. Dated 10 March, 1620. Wife 
Elizabeth. Children, not named. Neighbors William Harrison and brother 
Edward Hartwell overseers. 

Witnessed by Edward Hartwell, John Carrington, Thomas Phillips, Richard 
Patton. Arch. Bucks. 

(To be continued.) 




Capt. Eleazer Tyng, of Dunstable, enl. 24 June, dis. 3 Nov., 
Doctor, Henry Prasdell, enl. 10 June, dis. 10 Nov., 1725. 


Joseph Blanchard of Dunstable, enl. 10 June, dis. 11 June, 1725. 
Jona. Butterfield of Chelmsford, enl. 10 June, dis. 12 July, 1725. 


John Tyng of Woburn, enl. 9 July, dis. 10 Nov., 1725. 

Henry Farwell, d enl. 10 June, dis. 10 Nov., 1725. 


Benj. Nichols, 1 ' 
Jo. Chamberlain, 

promoted 12 July, 
Ephraim Hildreth. e 


Eph r . Cory, 
Henry Keyes, 
Christopher Temple, NV 
Thomas Wyman, e 
John White. 1 


Thomas Chamberlain, 
Jo. Chamberlain, 

Jona. Bowers, 
Aaron Hubbard, 
Jona. Cory, 
Robert Miers, 
"Jona. Spanieling, 
Benj. Blodgett, 
Nathan Cross, 

John Bowers, 
Sam 1 Adams. 


Jabez Davis, 

John Usher, 

Benj. Chamberlain, 

Ephr. Barrot, 

Wra. Brown, servant to 

Joseph Hildreth, 
John Williams, 

Above of Chelmsford. 

Robert Dickie, 
Jona. Wright, 
John Kerkin, 
Samuel Lennox, 
Thos. Bixby, 
Moses Col burn, 
Eben r Virgin. 




Zacli. Colburn/ 
Dan' 1 Kendall, w 

Jas. Stevens/ 
Thos. Wortley' 1 , 

Joshua Conversed 
Ephr. Cummings, w 
Edw. Pratt/ 
-Dan' 1 Kelsy, m 

Tobias Pompey, servant to Nath' 1 Richardson, b 

E. Tyng, 

John Dean , w 
Henry Richardson, w 
Walter Meloone w , 
Caleb Abbott b , 
Robert Grey, b 
Dan' 1 Fisk, b 
Jona. Temple, w 
Jona. Lilly,* 
Jeremiah Belcher, w 
John Poole, r 
Jona. Fierson/ 

Benj. .Manning, b 
John Barrot, b 

Eben r Pierce, 
Nath' 1 Taylor, 3 
Win. Boyd/ 
Eben* Wright/ 1 
Lawrence Lacy a , 
Jona. Fisk,g 
John Nutting,g 

Christian Chnch;icluk,*(dead), Tim. Barron, s 


Young Christian,* 

Jo : Sconodo,* Maquois, 

Will : Lund/ 1 

Noah John son, w 

Sam' 1 Whiting/ 1 

Jo. Blancliard/ 1 

Michael Gilson,s- * 

Sam' 1 Frost, h 

Dan' 1 Collings/ ser\ r ant to Eben r Weston/ 

Eben r Collings, Charles Chad wick, k 

Rob't Pierce/ Jona. Holden.s 

Jos. Wright/ 
John Wright e , 
Nath' 1 Kendal, 1 
Onesiphorus Marsh/ 
>Wm. Kelsy, m 
Dan' 1 Farmer, son of John, 
Wm. Mense, servant to 

Edw. Colour n, 
Charley Chad wick, k 
Jos. Richardson/ 
Jos. Cnmmings 11 , 

Endorsed : 

Muster lloll of Col. Eleazer Tyng and comp., from June 10, to 
Nov. 10, 1726. 

Examined 15 Nov., 1725. Jere. Allen. 

,-.'., Fo 193-1 96, Vol. 91, 

Mass. Archives. 

a. Andover. 

b. Billerica. 

c. Chelmsford. 

d. Dunstable. 

e. Dracut. 

g. Groton. . 
//. Hadley. 
k. WatertowD. 
I. Lexington. 
m. Londonderry 

p. Leicester, 
r. Reading. 
s. Concord. 
7/\ Wobiirn. 
*. Indians. 

The service of the men varied somewhat. Some were discharged and reenlisted. 






1 George F. Newcomb, born 23 Oct., 1836. 

2 Algernon Sidney Newcomb, born 8 July, 1 804 ; died 30 
Apr., 1850; married, 1863, Mirand Farnum, born 1807, died 1863. 

3 Asaph Newcomb, born 6 Jan., 1770; died 12 Mar., 1836; 
married 16 Nov., 1796, Elizabeth Adams, born 5 Sept., 1775, died 
27 Mar., 1840. 

3 Otis Farnum, born 28 Apr., 1782; died at Charlton, 21 
Oct., 1821 ; married Roxalana Morse, born 20 July, 1790. 

4 Bradford Newcomb, born 9 Nov., 1747 ; died 1822 ; married, 
1769, Azubel Phelps, born 1747, died 1799. 

4 John Adams, born 18 June, 1743 ; died 12 Nov., 1813 ; mar- 
ried Sybil Holton, born 1749, died 20 Nov., 1825. 

4 Joshua Farnum, born in Uxbridge, 20 July, 1730. died in 
Oxford, 4 Mar., 1816; married 17 Dec., 1761, Margaret Legg (his 2d 
wife) . 

4 Abel Morse, born in Douglass, 1765; died 20 Sept., 1803: 
married Rebecca Brown, born 1768 ; died 3 Aug., 1809. 

The father of Bradford Newcomb was Silas, born 2 Sept., 1717; 
died at Lebanon, Conn., 24 May, 1773; married 5 Mar., 1739, Sub- 
mit Pineo. The line of Silas is, Hezekiah, Simon, Lt. Andrew, Cap- 
tain Andrew. 

John Adams was the son of James and Eliza Adams, from the north 
<>f Ireland. Sybil, the wife of John, was daughter of Israel and Sybil 
Holton of Worthington, concerning whom information is sought. 

The father of Joshua Farnurn, above, was John, a grandson of Ralph, 
horn in Andover, 26 Dec, 1697 ; married Nov., 1722, Mary Wood. 

Other emigrant ancestors of Mr. Newcomb are, Stephen Kent, Sam- 
uel Morse and Gov. William Bradford. 




{Continued from page 58, vol. 3.) 



July 27, 1746. 



Thos. and Cath., 

Mar. 17, 1729. 


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Jan. 13, 1732. 


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Mar. 12, 1731. 


44 44 

Aug. 12, 1736. 



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Jas., Jr., and Mary, 

Jan. 23, 1750. 


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July 22, 1757. 


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May 24, 1758-9 


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John Jr., and Patience, 

Dec. 12, 1759. 



May 25, 1761. 


44 (4 

Feb. 12, 1763. 


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Feb. 2, 1766. 



44 (4 

Nov. 22, 1768. 


(4 44 

Sept. 2, 1770. 

- Abigail, 

44 44 


Aug. 9, 1773. 


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Oct. 23, 1775. 


4 4 (4 

Sept 6, 1782. 



Wm. and Elizabeth, 

May 28, 1733. 


44 44 

Sept. 5, 1734. 



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May 21, 1736. 



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Mar. 25, 1738. 


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Mar. 12, 1710. 


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Jan. 20, 1742. 


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Oct. 28, 1745. 



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John and Jane, 

Apr. 16, 1744. 



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May 20, 1748. 


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June 5, 1750. 



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Apr. 29, 1752. 


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Ruth Spinney, 

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Oct. 29, 1788. 
Dec. 16, 1789. 
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Oct. 7, 1792. 
Dec. 2G, 1794. 
Sept. 4, 1798. 
Sept. 24, 1800. 
July 19, 1809. 
Dec. 22, 1788. 
Sept. 4, 1790. 
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Feb. 16, 1797. 
Nov. 2, 1798. 
Aug. 20, 1801. 
Aug. 25, 1801. 
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May 5, 1808. 
July 14, 1810. 
Aug. 25, 1812. 
July 7, 1815. 
Feb. 20, 1820. 
May 14, 1774. 
June 18, 1777. 
Apr. 18, 1779. 
Apr. 27, 17S4. 
June 10, 1789. 
Sept. 24, 1801. 
Dec. 26, 1791. 
Mar. 27, 1793. 
July 24, 1794. 
Oct. 7, 1801. 
Feb. 15, 1803. 
Feb. 25, 1805. 
July 5, 1807. 
Feb. 10, 1809. 
Nov. 6, 1810. 
Apr. 16, 1813. 
Mar. 3, 1815. 
ApT. 14, 1818. 
July 21, 1820. 

May5, 1803. 
Oct. 8, 1805. 
Dec. 28, 1807. 
Mar. 16, 1809. 
Apr. 5, 1813. 
June 19, 1820. 
Apr. 19, 1807. 




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John and Joanna, 

Mar. 7, 1752. 


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Nov. 1, 1787. 

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Oct. 10, 1809. 


d. 1-20-1819. 

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Mar. 22, 1801. 

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Clough, Ebenezer. Last evening, Mr. E. C, to the amiable Miss Cath- 
erine F. Bradbury, both of this town. (W. June 29, 1791.) 

Clquston, William. Mr. W. C.,to Miss Sally White. (S. Nov. 24, 

Cloutman, Hannah, m. Thomas Vincent. 

7 1 + 

Clulow, Elizabeth, in. John Thompson. 

Clymer, Margaret, m. George MeCall. 

Coates, Deborah, m. Samuel Maynard. 

Coates, John. At Marlborough, last Sunbay morning, Mr. S. C, of 

this town, to Miss Maria Howe, of that place. (S. May 17. 1794.) 
Coates, Lydia, m. Capt. Benjamin S. Williams. 
Cobb, Betsey, m. Allen Smith. 
Cobb, Eunice, m, Samuel Sumner Wilde. 

Cobb, Nathaniel. Mr. N. C, of Leicester, to Miss Anne Knap, of Spen- 
cer. (W.May 2,1792.) At New York perhaps implied. 
Cobb, Samuel. [Last Sunday noon] Mr. S. C, to Miss Peggy Scott. 

(W. July 8, 1789.) See Dr. Abijah Cheever. 
Cochran, Alexander. Mr. A. C, mer., to Miss Pbebe Meeker. (W. 

Mch. 14, 1792.) 
Cockey, Penelope Deye, m. Col. Thomas Gist. 
Codman, Capt. James. [At Portland] Capt. J. C, to Miss Betsey 

Waite. (S. Nov. 5, 1791.) 
Codman, John, Jan. On Monday evening, by the Rev. Dr. Parker, J. 

C, jun., Esq., to Miss Catherine Amory, a lady of great merit. (W. 

Feb. 16, 1791.) 




Codman, Capt. Richard. At Portland, Capt. R. C, to Miss Statira 

Preble. (W. Sept. 16, 1789.) 
Codman, Capt. William. At Portland, Capt. W. C, of this town, to 

Miss Suskey Coffin, of Portland. (S. Nov. 5, 1791.) 
Coe, Rev. James. At New York, Rev. J. C, to Miss Betsy Miller. 

(S. Oct. 18, 1794.) 
Coffin, Anne, m. Dr. Oliver Smith. 
Coffin, Charles. At Nantucket, Mr. C. C, to Mrs. Meriam Parker. 

(S. Dec. 15, 1792.) t 

Coffin, Ebenezer. At Newburyport, Mr. E. C, to Miss Mary Newell. 

(W. Oct. 23, 1793.) 
Coffin, Katy, m. Eber Clarke. 
Coffin, Mary, m. Dr. Peter Easton. 
Coffin, Polly Foster, m. Ebenezer Mayo. 
Coffin, Polly, m. Jonathan Coles worthy. 
Coffin, Suskey, m. Capt. William Codman. 
Cogswell, Nab by, m. Daniel Lillie,' jun. 
Cogswell, William. At Ipswich, Mr. W. C, to Mrs. Hannah Lamson, 

of Ammas. (S.June, 1794.) 
Coit, Easter, m. Capt. Samuel Clapp. 

Coit, Capt. Elisha. At New London, Capt. E. C, merchant, of New 
V York, to Miss Rebecca Man waring, of New London. (W . Jan. 30, 

Coit, Wheeler, [At Norwich] Mr. W. C, to Miss Hannah Abell (S. 

Nov. 23, 1793). 
Colden, Catherine, m. Thomas Cooper. 
Cole-, Edward. In this town, Mr. E.C., to Miss Nancy Farnam. (W. 

June 30, 1790.) 
Colesworthy, Jonathan Waldo. [At Nantucket] Mr. J. W. C, to Miss 

Polly Coffin. (S. Dec. 15, 1792.) 
Colles worthy, Nancy, m. Lot Hay den. 
Collins, Miss, m. Richard Bland Lee. 
Collings, Mr. In this town, last evening, by the Rev. Mr. Baldwin, 

Mr. C., to Mrs. Whitfield, both of the Boston Theatre. (S. Jan. 25, 


On S. Mch. 8, 1794, " Spectater" wrote, " Mr. Collins grows upon the 

audience, and every performance adds to his popularity. " and of 

Mrs. Collins, "The extre diffidence Mrs. Collins is an obstruction to 



her performance and commands our tenderness." W. May 28, 1794, 

"A card to the candcd public, " signed Richard Collins, is of some 

Collins, Hannah, m. Josiah Flagg, jr. 
Collins, Isabella, m. Daniel Jennings. 
Collins, Mrs. Lydia, in. William Ellis. 
Colman, Bridget, m. Leon Chappertin. 
Colman, Samuel. At Norfolk, (Virginia) Mr. S. C, Deputy Collector 

of that port, to Miss Saily Marlean. ( W. Dec. 11, 1793.) 
Colt, Polly, m. Francis Brown. 
Colton, Eunice, m. Abner Chandler. 
Coman, Mrs. Sabra, m. Gen. Towne. 
Comstock, Lydia, m. Lewis Dexter. 
Conant, Major Jeremiah. At Bridge'water, Mr. J. C.',of Pomfret ( Vt.), 

to Miss Cloe Prati, of that town, (Cloe Pratt?). (S. Feb. 8, 1794). 
Conant, Silence, m. Appleton Prentiss. 
Condy,* Thomas Hollis. AtPatnxet, Capt. T. H. C.,ot this town,. 

to the amiable Miss Polly Aborn, of that place. (W. June 17, 1789). 
Conner, Pe<r£V, in. Daniel Finalv Flynn. 
Conning, Richard. In this town, Mr. R. C, to Miss Betsey Buckley. 

(S. June 30, 1792.) 
Cook, Sally, m. Stephen Swift. 
Cook, Silas. At Newark (N. J.) Mr. S. C, to Miss Morrison. (W. 

Feb. 29, 1792.) 
Cook, Wm. [At Newbury port], Mr. W. C, to Miss Catherine Poor. 

(S. Nov. 1, 1794.) 
Cooke, Sallv, m. i:ev. Jonathan Burr. 
Cookson, Major. Major C, to Mrs. Osborne [both of this town]. (S. 

Oct. 5, 1793.) .;...:■.":'■■•.- 

Cooledge, Hepsey, m. Henry Ay res. 
Cooldridge, William. In this town, Mr. W. C, merchant, to Miss 

Maria May, daughter of Mr. Aaron May. (W. Dec. 1, 1790.) 
Coombs, Ebenezer. In this town, Mr. E. C, to Miss Peggy Hunter, 

(S. Sept. 27, 1794.) , 

Cooper, Elizabeth, m. Joseph Wittemore. 
Cooper, Jacob. At New-London, Mr. J. C, of West-Spriugtield, to 

Miss Rebecca Spooner. (S. Oct. 3, 1792.) 



Cooper, John. Last Thursday evening, by the Rev. Mr. Thatcher, 

J. C, Esq. of Machias, to Miss Elizabeth Savage, of this town. > 

June 25, 1791) 
Cooper, Richard W. At Petersburg, (Virginia) , on Tuesday, 1 St] 

December, by the Rev. Mr. Cameron, Mr. R. \Y. C, to the amiabl< 

Miss Priseilla Inglish, both ( f this town. ( W. Jan. 23, 1788.) 
Cooper, Samuel. Air. S. C, to Miss Peggy Phillips, both of this town. 

(S. Dec. 10, 1785.) 
Cooper, Thomas. At New- York, T. C, Esq., to Miss Catherine Gul- 
den. (S. April 21, 1792.) 
Copeland, Ephraim. Last week, Mr. E. C, to Miss Bethiah Baker, 

youngest daughter of the late Mr. William Baker. (S. Nov. 29, 

Copeland, Josiah. Mr. J. C, to Miss Polly Hohnan, both of this town. 

(S. Aug. 19, 1786.) 
Copeland, Nathaniel. Mr. N. C.y'to Miss Polly Page, [both] of this 
• town. (W. Nov. 17, 1790.) 
Corbet, David. [In this town] Mr. 1). C, to Miss Deborah Cowing. 

(S. Dec. 8, 1792.) 
Corbet, Nancy, m. William Frobisher. 
Corbet, Rebecca, m. John Francis. 
Cordis, Rebecca, m. John Wallay Langdon. 
Cordwell, William. Mr. W. C, to Miss Sally Greenough. (W. Nov. 

29, 1786.) 
Corey, Benjamin. At Roxbuiy, Mr. B. C, to Miss Betsy Ward. (S. 

Feb. 7, 1789.) 
Corey, Dame, [at Westport] Mr. D. C, to Miss Rebecca Earl. (S. 

Jan. 11, 1794.) 
Cornell, Hannah, m. Herman Lerov. 
Cornell, Sally, m. General Matthew Clarkson. 
Cornet, Madame de, m. J. J. Madey. 
Cornette, Mariette, m. John Cormerais Del'horme. ' 
Coskery, Patty, m. Charles O'Brien. 
Cotten, Lucy, m. Charles Jackson. 
Cotting, Dr. Josiah. At Lancaster, Dr. J. C, of Southborough, t<> 

Miss Maverick Houghton, of Lancaster. (\V. March 14, 1792.) 

{To be continued.') 




.'t r ;-n** , ™ 1 '<! !.'•.""■' *•>■*■• 

Mr. H. H. Cochrane has published 
the first volume of this valuable his- 
tory of Monmouth and Wales, Maine. 
There will be a second volume. Price 

A movement is on foot, proposed 
at the Congress of the Daughters of 
the American Revolution, to organize 
:i society of ; * Children of the Revolu- 
tion "among the children of members 
ot-S. A. R. and D. A. R. The mo- 
tive which prompts this suggestion is 
well enough but it is carrying the mat- 
tor too far. As children of members 
they become eligible, when old 
enough, to membership in the ex- 
isting societies, and, while at a youth- 
ful age ma} 7 accompany their parents 
to any of the gatherings which would 
be apt to interest youngsters. Such 
a society is not needed and should 
»ot be undertaken. 

The Oneida Historical Society, 
«. Y., is attempting to raise funds for 
the purpose of, erecting a monument 
in honor of Gen. Nicholas Herkimer. 

Mr. Milon Davidson of Newfane, 
* t., is collecting material relative to 
« illiam Davidson, who emigrated to 
this country in 1728, and his de- 
scendants. * 

"At the regular meeting of the meet- 
fegofthe N. E. Historic Genealogi- 
cal Society, March 6th, Thos. II. 
•Murray, Esq., of Lawrence read an 

interesting paper on " David O'Kelly, 
a settler at Yarmouth, Mass., 1G57." 

Mr. W. P. W. Phillimore of London, 
England, will issue in a month -or two, 
'* A Supplement to How to Write the 
History of a Family. ' How to write 
the History of a Family has reached 
a third edition, and is well known in 
America. This "Supplement" is a 
companion volume, especially adapted 
for Americans, of at least "200 pages. 
It will be a valuable aid to geneal- 
ogists. Copies ma} T be ordered 
through the publisher of this maga- 

Lately there has been a revival of 
the traditions concerning French po- 
litical refugees who are supposed to 
have sought the shores of America 
during the troublesome times of Na- 
poleon. In Georgetown, Madison Co., 
N. Y., is the mansion house of one 
Muller who lately has been claimed as 
the Due de Berri, and at Edgecomb, 
Maine, on the banks of the beautiful 
Sheepscot, is said to be a dwelling 
once furnished and prepared for the 
reception of the ill fated Marie An- 

Other members of the French Royal 
family are known to have visited 
America during their exile, and more 
or less mystery has surrounded their 
history. There ought to be letters in 
existence in France and England 
throwing light upon the traditions cur- 
rent here. 



msm \WmMF '-4 n 


*^S j 


67. Wanted : Ancestry of James 
A. Coggsdall who went from New Ca- 
naan,/ Conn., to Lancaster, Pa., in 
1825.' S. M. S. 

68. Alams. Who was the father 
of John Adams (of Braintree), Vho 
married 27 Oct., 1774, Sybilla Holton. 
Who were her parents? 

G. F. N. 

69. Prince, Information regard- 
ins: any person of the name of Prince. 
The undersigned is gathering infor- 
mation having in view a genealogy of 
the Prince families of North America. 
Blanks for genealogical data furnished 
upon application. 

Edw. Prince, 

Quincy, 111. 

70. Parentage of Mary and 
Suzanna — Information, 
wanted. The former was b. in 1765, 

at ; d. August 11, 1792, and is 

buried at Brooklyn, Conn. She mar- 
ried Francois Caesar Le Roy, "a. 
French gentlemen " about 1780, and 
had issue four daughters aud one son. 
Le Roy married first, Eunice, daugh- 
ter of Moulton of , Mass. 

by whom there were seven daughters, 
and three sons, some of whom were 
born at Sawpit, Ct., now East Ches- 
ter, N. Y., and others in New York 

Suzanna Knowles, b. 1764; d. at 
Bristol, Ct., May 16, 1842. She mar- 
ried Vine, son of Paul Holt 7 and his 
wife Sarah Welch, b. Feb. 20, 1770, 
.at Hampton, Mass. Ue moved to 
Bristol, Conn , and died, while tem- 

• (140) 

porarily absent, at Willington, Ct.' 
/Vpril 9, 1828. As their elder chij" 
dren. Josiah and Mary Sevill, wer G 
[baptized in the Episcopal church a* 
Brooklyn, Ct., in 1796 and 1797 re- 
spectively, and their younger, Ziba, 
at Bristol, Ct., in 1800, itU probable 
that their marriage took place at, or 
in the vicinity of the former place. 
but imperfect records fail to disclose 
such as a fact. 

It is surmised that Suzanna and 
Mary were children of Captain Charles 
Knowles who served during the Rev- 
olutionary War. lie entered service 
as quartermaster in the Second Con- 
necticut (Spencer's) regiment, May 
I 9th and served until Dec. 10, 1775. 
; The regiment was raised at or in the 
J vicinity of Middletown, Conn., but 
Captain Knowles' place of birth or 
residence was not recorded on the 
regimental muster roll. Subsequently 
he served in Knox's and Bane's regi- 
ments of Continental artillery (Mas- 
sachusetts), from Sept., 1776 to 1781, 
and was transferred to the Corps 
of Artillery, aud continued in ser- 
vice until Nov. 3, 1783. Died 

— , 1786, but all efforts to discover 
where he was born, where he died or 
where buried have been so far fruit- 

Any information to throw light on 
these points will prove invaluable to- 
wards perfecting the genealogy of the 
descendants of the Knowles-Le Rov 
and the Moulton— Le Koy marriages 
and will be gratefully acknowledged. 


I>. J. A Ikvin, Col., U. S. Army, 






Every student of local history feels the need of hooks. For this 
reason, when a local historical society is formed, some of the first ques- 
tions that arise relate to the library. I shall attempt to answer two of 
these questions : — What shall the library contain? Who shall care for 

For convenience I shall use the word "town" to cover the smallest 
political division whether locally called town, township, city, village, 
or parish. 

The library should contain everything in print or manuscript relating 
to the town. The printed material includes hooks and pamphlets on 
the town's history, topography, literature, art, science, industries, etc., 
biographies of natives or residents, works of local authors, reports of 
town officers and local societies, school catalogs, programs and examina- 
tion papers, church lists and other publications, sermons, catalogs and 
circulars of industrial and commercial concerns, programs of concerts 
and other public or private entertainments, handbills, posters, books, 
pamphlets and periodicals published or printed in the town, maps, etc. 

Nothing is too insignificant to be of possible use to some enquirer. 
Classified scrap-books of newspaper clippings, arranged under such 
headings as biography, fires, churches, government, improvements, 
names of important events, etc., are of the greatest value. It should 
he remembered, however, that indiscriminate and unclassified scrapping 
is nearly useless. Neither should one preserve in this way material al- 
ready found in books. A local collection should also include portraits, 
views, photographs of buildings, etc. 

In addition to printed matter the library should contain manuscript 
material of all kinds relating to the town. Books and pamphlets rep- 
resenting much well-directed work, the results of which should not be 




lost, for various reasons remain imprinted. In this class belong papers 
read before the society, also notes made by members but never used in 
any published work. The manuscript material also includes diaries, 
business and family papers, account books, logs of sea-voyages, record 
books of societies, etc. 

One question that continually arises is "What is a local author?* 1 
Certainly everyone, whether native or foreign, who has done most of 
his literary work within the town, must be classed under this heading. 
In Salem, this includes Hawthorne and Bowditch (natives), Edward S. 
Morse (born in Maine), and Dr. Bentley (in Boston). When we go 
beyond this, it is difficult to draw the line. Is every native and every 
resident to be included in this category ? There are natives who left 
the town so early in life as to owe to it nothing but the mere accident 
of birth (such as Prescott and W. W. Story in Salem). Others may 
be called "birds of passage." Clergymen frequently belong to this 
class. Salem examples are Roger Williams, G. B. Cheever and Rufus 
Choate. No uniform rule can be laid down. In a general wav it mav 
be said that the smaller the town the more inclusive should be the rule. 
The small town must make the most of its notables. At the Cambridge 
Public Library, Harvard students coming from outside the city are not, 
considered Cambridge authors unless they actually produce literary 
work while residents. Whatever limits are fixed, within these limits 
everything should be carefully collected. 

To collect this material some one must make it his special business 
and be ever on the alert. It must be secured at the time or it is lost. 
The field may be subdivided, one person looking out for public docu- 
ments, others attending to churches, schools, musical matters, etc., 
while one follows up the publishers and printers. 

We now come to the second divison of the subject: — Who shall care 
for the library? Except in the largest cities, the historical society 
should not attempt to run a separate library, but should devote its en- 
ergies to building up the local history department of the public library. 
The arguments in favor of this are econom} r , longer hours of opening, 
access to general reference books, and use by non-members. 

One of the strongest arguments in favor of control by the public 
library is economy. If the society conducts its library independently it 
must consider the question of rent, heat, light, attendance, etc. The pub- 
lic library can generally house a local collection without much additional 


expense, and the amount thus saved by the society can be used to in- 
crease the collection, to provide additional room in the public library, 
or for other purposes in connection with its legitimate work. If the 
society has funds it may buy and own the books and place them on per- 
petual deposit in the public library, but in most cases it is better for the 
latter to own them. 

The longer hours of a public library furnish another argument in its 
favor. As a rule an historical society can be open but a few hours daily, 
while our public libraries are extending their hours so as to cover at 
least a majority of the twenty-four. These longer hours enable members 
to work in the library during the eveninir or at other times when busi- 
ness engagements wqiikl otherwise prevent. 

Another consideration is that in all study, even in a limited field, one 
soon feels the need of general reference books. The cost and infrequent 
use of such books, however, would deter the historical society from 
huviiiG,' them, and it is always an inconvenience to be obliged to save 
up references until one can go to another place to look them up. Every 
subject has such intertwining relations with others that one never knows 
what books may be needed. 

An historical society is supposed to be established tor the general 
good of the community and not merely for the pleasure of its own 
members. They should, therefore, be glad of the access to the local 
history collections which the public library can give to non-members. 
Often an intelligent mechanic or clerk, who could never be induced to 
join a presumably learned society, may be led to take an interest in lo- 
cal history. Such study is also becoming a feature of school work and 
children are often referred to our libraries by their teachers. The pub- 
lic library has, or should have, facilities for attending to this class of 
inquirers which an historical society can seldom furnish. 

The tendency of the clay is towards concentration. It is all very well 
to talk of differentiation and to agree that the library of the historical 
society shall collect local history and genealogy and thereby relieve the 
public library from the necessit}' of so doing. If this separation of the 
two fields of work be closely adhered to, each library is hampered by 
the lack of much-needed books; while, if it is not adhered to, there is 
waste through duplication of books of which one copy would fully an- 
swer all the needs of the town. Every argument of economy and the 
general good is in favor of there being but one library. It would prob- 



ably be found desirable that the historical society should have a mectin 
room in the library building, or, if this is impossible, at no great dis- 
tance from it. In exchange for financial or other assistance the library 
would doubtless allow special facilities for the use of books by members 
of the society for purposes of investigation. 

Relieved from the care of a library the historical society can devote 
its energies to many objects of the greatest benefit to the town, such as 
establishing a museum of local history and science, conducting courses 
of lectures and study classes, publishing its proceedings, erecting me- 
morial tablets, preserving old buildings, encouraging the formation of 
village improvement societies and good government clubs. A public 
library and an historical society can do far more for the public good when 
their fields of work are thus distinctly separated. 

Note. For further information regarding local collections the reader is referred to the following 
articles : — 

Library journal, Jan. 1894, vol. 19, p. 5-9. American bibliography, general and local, by G. W. Cole. 

Library journal, Dec. 1894, vol. 19, p. C (J7-(J9. Report on collections of the minor literature of. local 
history, bv H. J. Carr. 

Library chronicle, Oct.-Nov. 1887, vol. 4, p. 144. What to aim at in local bibliography, by F. Madan. 

Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, Dec. 1894, vol. 2, p. 49-SO. Notes on Loudon municipal 
literature, by Charles Welch. This contains a useful scheme of classification. 







{Continued from page 13S.) 


Cotton, Andrew. At Springfield, Mr. A. .C, to Mrs. Lydia White. 

(S. Oct. 9, 1790.) 
Cotton, Elizabeth, m. John Hinds. 
Cotton, John. Mr. J. C, painter, to Miss Sukey Davies, daughter of 

Mr. Nathan Davies. , 
Cotton, Sally, in. Martin Siders. 
Cousins, Nancy, m. Gubbins Osborn. 
Coverly, Mary Dwi^ht, m. Nathaniel II. Richardson. 
Coverly, Sally, m. Thomas Burbeck. 
Coverly, Samuel. Last evening, Mr. S. C, merchant, to Miss Sally 

Winslow, both of this town. (W. Nov. 28, 1787.) 
Coverly, Susannah, m. Samuel Cary. 
Cowden, Daniel. In this town, Mr. D. C, merchant to Miss Zebiah 

Davis, daughter of Amasa Davis, Esq. (W. Oct. 1G, 1793.) 
Cowdin, Capt. Joseph, At Fitchburg, Capt. J. C, merchant, of this 

town, to Miss Maria Fox, of that place. (W. Dec. 28, 1799.) 
Co well, Abigail, m. Capt. John Davison. 
Cowell, Capt. William, jun. [In this town] Capt. W. C, jun., to an 

agreeable young lady. (S. Sept. 20, 1794.) 
Cowing, Deborah, m. David Corbet. 
Cowing, Fanny, m, John Adams. 
Cox, Capt. Gersham. At Hallowell, Capt. G. C, to Miss Sally Hus- 

sey. (W. Dec, 31, 1794.) 
Cox, Hannah, in. Jesse Kimball. 
Cox, Mary, m. Richard Skillings. 





Cox, Polly, m. Timothy Goodwin. 

Cox, Susan ne, m. Simon Tufts. 

Crafts, Fanny, Jonathan D. Robins. 

Crafts, Foster. [In this town] Mr. F. C, to Miss Hannah Hinkley. 

(S.Nov. 24, 1792.) 
Crafts, Nancy, m. John Halsey. 
Crafts, Percis, m. John Doan. 
Craig, Charlotte, m. Dr. George W. Campbell. 
Craigie, Andrew. On Tuesday evening, Mr. A. C, of Cambridge, to 

Miss Betsy Shaw, of Nantucket. (S. Jan. 12, 1793.) 
Cranch, Betsy, in. Rev. Jacob Norton. 

Cranden, Philip. At New-Bedford, Mr. P. C, to Miss Esther Dilling- 
ham. (S. Dec, 7, 1793.) 
Crane, Mehi table, m. James Barry. 
Crane, Stephen. In this town, last evening, by the Rev. Air. Belknap, 

Mr. S. C, of Watertown, to Miss Betsey Gardiner, of this town. 

(W. Nov. 2, 1791.) 
Crave, Thomas. Mr. T. C, to Mrs. Pease. (S. April 4, 1789.) 
Crave, Ziba. Mr. Z. C, to Mrs. Abigail Pratt. (S. Apr. 2, 1791.) 
Creese, John. In this town, Mr. J. C, to Miss Rachel McLintock. 

(S. June 18, 1791.) 
Creese, Samuel. Mr. S. C, to Miss Betsey Warden. (TV. Apr. 10, 

(.rocker, Mrs. Deborah, m. Benjamin Gorham. 
Crocker, Doddridge. Mr. D. C, to Miss Betsv Hiehborn, daughter to 

7 CD 7 %J 7 CD 

Mr. Thomas Hiehborn, of this town. (S. Sept, 18, 1790.) 
Crocker, Robert. Mr. R. C, to Miss Polly Howe, [both of this town]. 

(S. Nov. 27, 1790.) 
Crocket, Mrs. Sarah, m. Simon Wilmer. 
Crombie, Nancy, m. Mr. Dunbar. 
Crombie, William, jun. At Plymouth, Mr. W. C, jun., to Miss Nabby 

Jackson. (S. July 19, 1791.) 
Crone, Sally, m. John Pray. 
Crosby, Eunice, m. Henry Pay son. 
Crosby, James. In this town, Mr. J. C, to Mrs. Harriet Read. (\Y. 

April 3, 1793.) 
Crosby, John. At Ashby, Mr. J. C, of New-Ipswich, to the amiable 

Miss Hitty Locke, of that place. (W. Nov. 13, 1793.) 



Cross. Joseph. On Tuesday evening last, Mr. J. C, of this town, to 

Mrs. Sally Edson, of Taunton. (S. Sept. 15, 1792.) 
Crossing, Mrs., m. Parker Hall. 

Cummenes, William. At Roxbury, Mr. W. C, to Miss Polty Mayo. 
(W. March 13, 1793.) 

Cunnabell, Eunice, m. Dr. Simeon Stevens. 
Cunningham, Nathaniel F. At Lurenhurg, on Thursday evening last, 

Mr. N. F. C, to the aimable Miss Nancy Adams, second daughter 

of the Rev. Zabdiel Adams, of that place. (W. Nov. 9, 1791.) 
Cunningham, William, jun. In this town, Mr. W. C, jun., merchant, 

to Miss Lois May, both of Boston. (W. March 3, 1790.) 
Currell, Philip. [In this town] Mr. P. C, to Miss Sally Clark. (W 
- July 16, 1794.) 
Curtis, Edward. Mr. E. C, to Miss Polly Marshall, both of this town. 

(S. Aug. 4, 1787.) 
Curtis, Joseph. Mr. J. C, to the amiable Miss Sukey Butler. (W. 

April 9, 1794.) 
Curtis, Lydia, m. P. C. Waterbury. 
Curtis, Thomas. Mr. T. C, of this town, distiller, to Miss Helena 

Pelham, of Newton. (S. Jan. 8, 1791.) 
Curtiss, Mrs. Betsey, in. Elisha Tichenor. 
Curtiss, Edward. At Braintree, last evening, by the Rev. Mr. Wibutt, 

Mr. E. C, to Miss Hannah Wise. (W. Sept. 2, 1789.) 
Cushing, Edward. Mr. E. C, to Miss Mary Goodale, [both] of this 

town. (S. June*7, 1794; repeated YV. June 11.) 
Cushing, Elizabeth, m. Capt. John Jencker. 
Cushing, Hannah, m. Samuel Neatt. 
Cushing, Hawke. At Hingham, Mr. H. C, to Miss Abigail Clapp. 

(W. Nov. 28, 1792.) 
Cushing, Col. Job. At Shrewsbury, Col. J. C, to Mrs. Goulding. 

(S. June 16, 1792.) 
Cushing, Katy, m. Samuel Andrews. ^ -•-" 

Cushing, Martin. (At Bath, Kennebeck; Mr. M. C. , to Miss Hannah 

Sewall. (\V. Nov. 12, 1794.) 
Cushing, Salty, m. Thomas Barry. 
Cushing, Thomas C. At Brooklyn, Mr. T. C C, of Salem, printer, to 

the amiable Miss Sally Dean, daughter of Mr. John Dean, of Brook- 
lyn. (S. March 5, 1791.) 



Cushman, Jot ham. At Pembrosce, Mr. J. C, Esq., Attorney at Law, 

to Miss Racheal Hobart. (W. Oct. 1, 1794.) 
Under "marriage corrected " this is repeated letter for letter. (S. Oct. 

Cutler, Benjamin C. At [Jampsted Place, near George-Town, [S. C.l 

Mr. B C. C, merchant, of this town, to Mrs. S. Hyrne, of that state. 

(S. Feb. 15, 1794. W. Feb. 19, 1794.) 
Cutler, James. In Salem, Mr. J. C, in the 73d year of his age, to Mis* 

Huldah Symonds, in her 19th year. (W. May 19, 1787.) 
Cutler, James. [In this town] Mr. J. C, to Miss Sullivan, daughter 

to the Hon. dames Sullivan, Esq. (W. Dec. 26, 1792-) 
Cutler, James. In this town, Mr. J. C, to Miss Mehitable Sullivan, 

daughter to the Hon. James Sullivan, Esq. (S. Feb. 9, 1793.) 

Be their's the more refin'd delights 

Of love, that banishes control ; 
Where the fond heart with heart unites, 

And soul's in unison with soul. 

Cutler, Jane, m. Jeremiah Schuyler. 

Cutler, Samuel. [At Newbury- Port] Mr. S C.,to Miss Lydia Prout. 

(W. Jan. 15, 1794.) 
Cutler. Dr. William. In this town, Dr. W. C, of Weston, to Miss 

Betsy Henderson, daughter to Joseph Henderson, Esq., of this town. 

(S. July 23, 1790.) 
Cutler, Gershom. Mr. G. C, to Miss Deborah Torrey. (W. March 

18, 1789.) 
Cutter, Polly, m. Samuel Turell. 
Cutts, Miss, m. Nathaniel Carter, jun. 
Dabney, John. At Salem, Mr. J. D., stationer, to Miss Abigail Mason 

Peale, daughter of Capt. Jonathan Peale. (W. June 30, 1790). 
DafTorne, Mrs. Elizabeth, m. William Wedgery. 
Dagget, Deliverance, m. William Robinson. 
Dagget, Eunice, in. William Howes. 
Dagget, Samuel, jun. Mr. S. D., jun., to Miss Rebecca Daggett. (W. 

Oct, 27, 1790.) 
Daggett, Rebecca, m. Samuel Dagget, jun. 
Daland, Benjamid, jun. At Beverly, Mr. B. D., jun., to Miss Hannah 

Foster. (W. Nov. 7, 1792.) 



Dull, Elizabeth, m. Caleb Wheaton. 

Dalton, Abigail, m, John W". Blanchard. 

Dal ton, Polly, in. Leonard White. 

Dalton, Ruth H., m. Lewis Deblois. 

Dalton, Sally, m..Dr. John Homans. 

Dana, Frances Johnstone, m. Joseph Sherburne. 

Dana, James. Mr. J. D., of Cambridge, to Miss Katy Greaton, daugh- 
ter of the late General Greaton. (S. Sept. 4, 1790.) 

Dana, Rev. Joseph. At Barre, the Rev. J. D., to the amiable Miss 
Sarah Caldwell. (S. Sept. 6, 1788.) 

Danet, Mrs. Mary, m. John B. Choi let. 

Danforth, Dr. Samuel. Dr. S. D., to Miss Patty Gray. (S. Dee. 6, 

Daniels, John. [At Portsmouth] Mr. J. D., to Miss Hannah Tuttle. 
(S. Sept. 20, 1791.) 

Daniels, Polly, m. Joseph Harris. 

Daniels, Sally, m. Pliny Heartshorn. 

Darney, John B. At Dedham, Mr. J. B. D., merchant, of Alexandria, 
to Miss Roxa Lewis, of that place. (S. Nov. 3, 1792.) 

Dart, Anna, m. John Ferry. 

Dash wood, Nancy, m. Joseph Baxter. 

Dashwood, Samuel. On Sunday evening, by the Rev. Dr. Lathrop, 
Mr. S. D., to Miss Sally Homer. (W. Aug. 24, 1785.) 

Davenport, Sally, m. Stephon Bradley. 

Davenport, Thomas. At Milton, Mr. T. D., to Miss Deborah White- 
head. (W. Dec. 5, 1792.) 

Davidson, James. At Georgetown, J. 1). Esq., of Bath, merchant, to 
Miss Polly Lithgow. (\\\ Jan. 8, 1794.) 

Davies, Miss, in. Edward Sohier. 

Davies, Sukey, in. John Cotton. 

Davis, Anna, m. Robert Calder. 

Davis, Charlotte, m. Joseph Fosdick. 

Duvis, Capt. Edward. In England, Capt. E. 1)., of this town, to Miss 
Outram, of Gravesend. (W. April 25, 1787.) 

Davis, Elizabeth, in. Capt. William Bordman. 

Davis, Elizabeth, m. John Underwood. 

Davis, Frances, in. Capt. Samuel Prince. 

Davis, Hannah, m. Benjamin Biackctt. 





Davis, John. At Plymouth, by the Rev. Chandler Bobbins, Mr, J. D., 
Attorney at law, to the amiable Miss Ellen. Watson, youngest daugh- 
ter of William Watson, Esq. ( W. June 21, 1786.) 

Davis, John. At Concord, Mr. J. D., of New-Ipswich, to the accom- 
plished Miss Grace Allen, of that, town. (W. Nov. 13, 1793.) 

Davis, John. [At Nantucket] Mr. J. D., to Miss Jemima Glover. (S. 
Dec. 14, 1793.) 

Davis, Lucinda, m. William Dorr. 

Davis, Lucy, m. William Hay den. 

Davis, Mary, m. John Knapp, jun. 

Davis, Matilda, m. Jeremiah Williams. 

Davis, Polly, m. Elijah Russel. 

Davis, Polly, m. Thomas Carnes. 

Davis, Rebecca, m. Capt. Job Gorham. 

Davis, Ruth, m. Thomas Gray. 

Davis, Sally, m. John Clarke. 

Davis, Sally, m. Capt. William Boardman. 

Davis, Samuel. At Roxbury, by Rev. Mr. Bradford, Mr. S. D., 
to Miss Polly Wheaton, both of that place. (S. Dec. 13, 1791.) 

Davis, Zebiah, m. David Cowden. 

Davison, Capt. John. On Tuesday evening last, Capt. J. D., to Miss 
Abigail Cowell. (S. May 5, 1792.) 

Dawes, Elizabeth, m. Theodore French. 

Dawes, Isabella, m. Obediah Whiston. 

Dawes, Reuben. Mr. R. D., to Miss Polly Bentley. (S. Nov. 20, 

Dawes, Sally, m. Asa Hammond. 

Day, Lydia, m. Henry D wight. 

Day, Matthias. At Newark, Mr. M.D., to Miss Hannah Ward. (YV. 
March 6, 1793.) 

Dayton, Col. Ebenezer. [At Newport] Col. E. D.,to Mrs. Mary God- 
dard. (W. Oct. 1, 1794.) 

Dean, Bethiah, m. Joshua Pope. 

Dean, Polly, m. Ephraim Raymond. 

Dean, Polly, m. Jared King. 

Dean, Sally, m. Thomas C. Cushing. 

Dearborn, Joseph. At Portsmouth, Mr. J. D., of N. Hill, to Miss 
Sally Seavey. (S.Nov. 22, 1794.) 

(To be Continued.) 






(Continued from page 122.) 

Since the foregoing wills were given to the publisher, abstracts of ad- 
ditional wills have been obtained and are o-iven herewith : they were 
furnished by Miss Pattie Osier, a- professional investigator at the Brit- 
ish Museum, London, and by Eben Putnam, Esq., of Salem, Mass., 
during his recent visit abroad. 


1538 Edward Perkyns of Grendan-under-Wall, Bucks. 

Will dated 26 Feb., 1538, and proved 1538. In his will he mentions: 
Daughter Anna. Peter and John, sons. Nicholas Adey. Brother 
Robert. — Arch. Bucks., 1532-9, folio 158. 

1622 Francis Parkins, a weaver in Bletehley, Bucks., 19 James I. 
In his will he mentions: Win. Parkins of Marshe Gibon, Bucks., 
1622. Brother Guttneer's children. Not to Antono who is married. 

— Arch. Bucks., folio 176. 

1543 John Botery alsPARKYNNES of Chepingwicombe, Co. Bucks., 
"weaver" and mayor of town and borough of Chepingwycombe. 

In his will, dated 13 March, 1543, he desires to be buried in the 
Parish Church of Alhallows of said town. 

Bequeathes to the mother church of Lincoln, Id. To high altar of the 
parish church of Chepingwicombe, 2d. Legacy to priests, clerks and 
poor people. To Johan, his daughter, 20 mrcs. To Christian, his 
dau. 20 mrcs. To William, John and Christopher, his sons, 20 mrcs. 
each, to be paid said children on the day of marriage or at the age of 
21. Property in Chepingwycombe to Christopher his son and his heirs, 
in default to remain to testator's rigli theirs. Property in same place to 
son John. Two tenements to son William. Residuary legatee and 
sole executrix, Margery his wife. 

Overseers, John Darrell, farmer; John Wytnall, weaver. 

Witnesses, Thos. Rede, John Campe, John Dan-ell, John Wittnall. 

Proved 6 May, 1544, by the relict and executrix named in the will. 

1548 Margery Butterye alias Parkyns of Chepingwicombe, 
county of Bucks, widow. 


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Ill her will, dated 14 Oct., 1548, she desires to be buried in tin.- 
church of Wicombe, near her husband. 

To the mother church of Lincoln, 7d. To the "high aulter" of Wi- 
combe, 4d. 10s. for repairs of sd church. Threescore "lode of stonys" 
to be laid within the town. To Win. Butterie, her son, 20 marks at 
marriage or age of 21. To son John Butterie, 20 marks. Eldest son 
Thos. Butterye to have " the occupynge " of the 20 marks bequeathed to 
Jno. until he is 21. Twenty marks to son Christ 1 * Butterye, son-in-law 
John Witnall to have the occupy inge of same until he is 21. £20 to 
Christian her daughter, Thos Kele, test rs son-in-law and Joane her dau, ; 
sd. Thos's wife to hold the same and govern sd. Christian until she 
marry or become 21. To John Butterye, her godson, 20s. Thos. 
Wytnall, her godson, 13s. 4d. To Margery Witnall, her goddaughter, 
13s. 4d. To John Wytnall, 6s. 8d. To Wm. Witnall, 6s. 8d. Goods 
to Agnes Wytnall, her dau., and Joane Keale, her dau-in-law. To 
Thos. Butterye, fr a silver salte with the coveringe." 

Executors, eldest son Thos. Buttrye, sons-in-law John Witnall and 
Thos. Keale. 

Residue to be divided into three parts for benefit of her children. 
Sons Win. and John to have the oversight of the two houses she now 
dwells in until her son Christ 1 be of lawful age, when he is to enjoy his 


Overseers, brother John Chapman, kinsman John Darrell, son Wil- 
liam, each to have 3s. 4d. for their labour. 

Witnesses, William Ilawes, John Reade, Roger Bildson. 

Proved 19 July, 1550, by exrs. named in the will. 

—P. C. C. Coode 18. (Miss Osier.) 

1634 John Parkins buys of Edwin Hutchins properly in Hingel- 
dicke (?) Bucks. Feet of Fines. 

1634 Christopher Perkins, gent., buys of Mathew Hay, property 
in Eddlesbury or Aldsbury ( ?) Bucks. Feet of Fines. 

1635 Robert Parkins buys property of Thos. Maske. 

Feet of Fines. 

14 Chas. I. Jo. Perkins buys property of Richard Hey ley in Wes 
cots, Waclesdon (?) Bucks. Feet of Fines 


1487 Richard Parkyn ofLynton. 


the jerkins Family in England. 1510-1654. - 153 

I, Richard Parky n, of Lynton, in the diocese of Ely, bequeathe to 
the Cathedral Church of Ely, 20d. To the high altar of the church of 
Lynton,. 6s. 8d. and 20s. To the same church, £7. To the parish 
church of Hyldresham, 6s. 8d. To the parish church of Abyndon Mar- 
tin, 6s, 8d. To the parish church of Hadstok, 6s. 8d. To the parish 
church of Berklow, 6s. 8d. To the priest who buries him, 4d. To the 
clerk, 2d. To Cecilia, my wife, all my movable goods. To Don John, 
my son ; Agnes and Phillippa, my daughters, to remain under the di- 
rection of my wife. The contents of my shop on the day of my death, 
tongs, hammers, smiths implements, etc., till the coming of age of my 
son Thomas, when all shall share. To my daughter Agnes, 20 sheep. 

Executors, Cecilia, my wife, Don John Parkyn, clerk, my son, Rec- 
tor of the parish church of Hyldrasham, my brother Don John Parkyn. 

Witnesses, Don John Hyrrison, Rector of Parish Church of Berke- 
lowe, Richard Wenden de Hutton, Thomas Greve, William Wendeiij 
John Whitby. 

To Cecilia, my wife, dwelling house, lands, &c, in Lynton, Had- 
stock, and Bergham, with remainder to Thomas Parkyn and his heirs, 
then to William Philip, my son, and his heirs, then to John Parkyn till 
his death. At his death to Katherine Parkyn, my daughter, and her 
heirs, then to Phillippa, my daughter, & her heirs, then to Agnes Par- 
kyn and her heirs. If all these die, the property to be disposed of for 
good of my wife's soul, etc. On the death of my wife, the property to 
he divided among the children (on coming of age of my son Thomas). 

To my son, William, I bequeathe a messuage in Lynton, with remain- 
der to John Parkyn, till his death, then to Katherine, then to Phillippa, 
then to Ai>nes ; then to be sold and divided. To Katherine a free ten- 
eihent in Lynton, with remainder to John and his assigns, then to Wil- 
liam Philip and his heirs, then to Phillippa and her heirs, then to Agnes 
and her heirs ; after which to be sold and divided. 

The original will was in Latin and was so copied into the Probate 
record books. It was dated 22 January, 1487, and proved 13 Febru- 
ary in the same year. — London Registry, Milles 6. 

(Miss Osier.) 

1509 William Perkyns " Bocher," of the Parish of St. Edward 
in Cambridge. 

In his will, dated 28 Sept., 1509, he desires to be buried in church- 
yard of Seynt Edward. 


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He bequeaths: To the high aulter of sd. church, 6s. 8d. Towards 
building of a new chapel, 20s. To Robert Turner, 6s. 8d. To Robert 
Petwood, "to slug for my soul " in sd. church for one year, £5, 6s. 8d. 
The residue of testator's <;oods to be divided between his wife and chil- 
dren by Powle Smyth, ■' appotecary." 

Executors, Isabell "my wife " and the said Powle Smyth. 

Witnesses, Robert Turnor, curat of sd. church, John Puregold, 
Nicholas Wynshipp, William Whittyngham. 

Proved 31 Oct., 1509, by Isabelle, relict. 

—P. C. C. Bennett, 21. 
(Miss Osier.) 

1602 William Perkins of Cambridge. 

The following is an abstract of the will of Reverend William Perkins, 
the celebrated non-conformist minister of Cambridge : 

He bequeathed to the poor of Great St. Andrew 3 , 40s., and devised 
the messuage or tenement in Cambridge wherein he dwelt to Edmund 
Barwell, Master of Christ College, James Montague, D.D., Master of 
Sidney College, Lawrence Chaderton, Master of Emmanuel College, 
Richard Foxcroft, M.A., Thomas Cropley, M.A., and Nathaniel Cra- 
dock, his brother-in-law, to be sold and the money divided into three 
equal parts. 

One part to go to Timothye his wife, the other two amongst his 
children born or unborn. He also willed that the price of all his mov- 
able goods and chattels should be divided amongst his wife and children. 

He appointed his wife sole executrix, and in case of her death before 
- the probate of his will made Nathaniel Craddock his executor. 

He also bequeathed to his father, mother, brethren and sisters, 10s. 
each. To Richard Love, apothecary, and his sister-in-law, Catherine 
Cradock, 5s. each, and to his son-in-law John Hinde, his English bible. 

Mr. Cradock and Mr. Cropley were appointed supervisors. 

The will was dated 1602, and proved by his widow before Dr. Wil- 
liam Smith, Vice Chancellor, 12 January, 1602-3. 

NOTE. — He was it son of Thomas Perkins and Hannah his wile, and was born at Marston Jabet, 
in "Warwickshire in 1558. His wife appears to have been a widow when he married her and had two 
husbands after his death. His daughter Hannah married John Brookes, parson of Chesterfield.— Sec 
Fuller's Holy State and Athene Cantabriyieuses, A r ol. II, p. 310-60. 

(To be continued.) 







Rev. Elias Smith was born in South Reading, now Waketield, Mass., 
in 1731, and was the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Burnap) Smith. 
He was graduated from Harvard in 1753, and married Catherine, daugh- 
ter of Col. Joseph and Rebecca (Hubbard) Blanchard, of Dunstable, 
Mass. On the 10th Jan., 1759, he was ordained over the church in 
Middleton, where he died 17 Oct., 1791. His daughter Elizabeth mar- 
ried Joseph Peabody, of Salem, and became the mother of Col. Francis 
and George Peabody of Salem. 


Jan. 7. Solomon Wilkins, by a fall under y e wheel of y e corn-mill ; 

whether drowned or killed bv y e fall is uncertain. 
44 7. John — son to Thomas Cave, by sliding down Hill — fell and 
fractured his skull — soon died. 
April 15. Patience — Widow to Solomon Wilkins, with a consumption. 
May 12. Sarah — daughter of Bartholomew Berry — of the Quincy. 

A child of Stephen Elliott; still Born. 
Aug. 19. A child of Israel Kenney's ; still Born. 
44 23. Perkins Russell, of a Languishment after a fever was gone 

24. Margery — Infant child of Robert Bancroft, Chin Cough. 

25. Hannah, wife of Russell — Fever Malignant. 

Sept. Sarah- — daughter of Bartholomew Berry — Nervous Fever. 

Oct. 6. Widow Susanna Fuller, old age, attended with a dropsy 

age 84. 
25. Sarah Infant child of Joseph Symonds ; of Fitts, Bleeding, 







Jan. 17. 
March 28. 
June 25. 



March 9. 

Sept. 16. 
" 27. 

Oct. 27. 
Dec. 9. 

April 4.' 

April 11. 

Oct. 7. 
Nov. 16. 
Dcc r 22. 

" 18. 

" 28. 

Jan. 5. 

March 24. 

April 22. 

" 23. 

Aquilla Wilkins — old age : being upwards of 80 ty . 
Mary Kenny — old age : being upwards of 80 ty . 
A child of Aquilla Wilkins of the Quincy. 

Widow Kenny, Cancerous Humour ; struck to y e vitals. 
A child of Israel Kenny jr. — found dead in y e bed upon r 

waking of Parents. 
Lieut. Joseph Knight with y e Infirmities of old age, being 

between 70 & 80 
George Booth, with appolectick disorders & old age. 
Rebecca — third wife of Archeaus Kenny, of Convulsion, Fits. 
Stephen — son of Stephen & Anna Wilkins. Headache with 

Jacob Fuller — with a Putrid fever. 
Molten Fuller, Languishment after y c crisis of a Putrid 


A Negro Infant Child belonging to y e widow Richardson — 
overlaid — or at least found dead in y e morning. 

Will m Easty — son to John and Susanna — Perineumoniack 
fever — aged 24 yrs. 

Negro child of my servants, 3 months old, overlaid. 

Infant child of Benjamin Peabody — with a severe cold. 

John — son of John and Mary Stiles with the Quinsy ; 7 
months old. 

Andrew, son of Andrew and Hannah Elliott, with the Quin- 
sv : 7 months old. 

An Infant child of Benjamin & Hannah Wilkins; came be- 
fore due time. 

Joseph Fuller of Lunenburg, with fever — very suddenly — 
being occasionally down on business at Benj. Fuller's. 

A child of Da-vid Wilkins 2 nfi with worms. 

Samuel Flint, with Putrid fever. 

Cornet Francis Peabody — burst — & supposed mortified. 

Twin child of Asaph Wilkins — never well — but few days 





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Two children ofW m & Sarah Wilkins — with v e canker. 
Two children of Israel & Lois Thomas — with y° canker. 
A child of Andrew and Hannah Elliott — with y e fever. 
Marjory, y e wife of Elisha Upton—- with y c Canker. 
Naomi — daugh r of Benjamin Wilkins, jr. — y e canker. 
John Wilkins — son to Elisha Upton — y e canker. 

Elisha ) 

T ,,.. i > Children oi Elisha Upton — ye Canker. 

Elijah ) l 

Marjory, daughter to Elisha Upton — Canker — about 13. 

' (Children of Aaron and Molly Smith — Canker. 

Nathan 3 

Ebenezer — son to Aquilla & Lucy Wilkins, Canker — about 

2 yrs. old. 

Dorothy Stiles — with a slight cold — being aged 93. 

Margaret Thomas — with a malignant Fever. 

An infant child of John and Rachel Elliott — 4 or 5 days old. 

An infant child of Josiah & Sarah Hutchinson. 
John, son to Silas and Abigail Merriam. 

Elms — the son of Ichabod Wilkins — about 11 ; Putrid (cer?.) 
Betty y e daughter of Josiah & Hutchinson. Languish- 
men t after Putrid Fever. 

Anna Wilkins, old aire. 

Phebe Wright, infant child of Joshua Wright, jr., with 


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Mary Dutton, 




Dummer ^York), 
Mary (York), 

Nicholas and Susan, 


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Eunice and 

Caleb and Mariam, 

Robert and Sarah, 
John and Hannah, 

Jas. and Rachel, 
Nath'l and Sarah, 

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Wm. and Mary, 
Wm. and Martha, 

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Dummer and Mary, 

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Henry and Mary, 
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Theodore and Olive, 

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Aug. 10, 1801. 
Jan. 20, 1807. 
d. 0-17-1815. 
July 9, 1800. 
June 21, 1813. 
Nov. 20, 1815. 
d. 8-10-1820. 
Sept. 14, 1818, 
Sept. 2, 18U. 
Jan. 21, 1838. 
Jan. 20. 1820. 
Jan. 2, 1812. 
d. 4-23-1825. 
Mar. 18, 1825. 
June 21, 1780. 
Nov. 20, 1755. 
Sept. 1, 1757. 
Feb. 15, 1705, 
Dec. 1(3. 17(53. 
Dec. 13, 1765. 
April 25, 1767. 
April 6, 1770. 
Sept. 0, 1772. 
Aug. 5, i 774. 
April 17, 1707. 
Nov. 17, 1768. 
Sept. 18. 1710. 
Oct. 6, 1756. 
Oct. 4, 1758. 
Dec. 14, 1760. 
Jan. 10, 1763. 
Nov. 10, 1764. 
April 2, 1767. 
Feb. 16, 17C0. 
Jan. 15, 1761. 
Nov. 22, 1762. 
Feb. 7, 1765. 
Oct. 6, 1767. 
Dec. 7, 1770. 
Sept. 6, 1772. 
Dec. 21, 1764. 
July 28, 1766. 
Aug. 13, 17*7. 
Feb. 10, 1790. 
Aug. 10, 1702. 
Aug. 4, 1704. 
Oct. 0, 1706. 






Theodore and Olive 

' Oct. 23. 1799. 


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Oct. 23, 1799. 


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Oct. 23, 1799. 

Hepsebath (dan.), 

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Oct. 3, 1801. 

Bulah (dau.), 

Wm. and Lida Beal, 

Mar. 20, 1803. 

Jane Stewart, 

Jas. and Margaret, 

Nov. 5, 1785. 


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Dec. 4, 1787. 


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Sept. 4. 1789. 


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Mar. 7, 1791. 


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Mar. 19, 1796. 

Melinda II., 

Wm. and Amelia, 

Mar. 27, 1814. 

Jas. R., 

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Oct. 13, 1816. 

Catharine Raskins, 

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Mar. 29, 1818. 


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Jan. 1, 1820. 


Joseph (York), 

Isaac and Isabella, 

March 2, 1752. 


Dan'l and Elizabeth, 

April 26, 1755. 


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Jan. 16, 1757. 


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Jan. 19, 1759. 



Wm. and Mary, 

May 22, 1762. 


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July 18, 1764. 



Nath'l and Julia, 

Nov. 7, 1791. 

Ruby, dan. 

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Sept. 16, 1794 



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March 4, 1799. 


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April 24, 1802 

Lydia Ann, 

Parker and Patience, 

Nov. 19, 1831. 



Ezekiel and Jane, 

Mar. 28, 1765 

Wm. Matthews, 

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May 8, 1768. 


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July 15, 1770. 


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Oct. 12, 1772. 


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Dec. 10, 1774. 


Ezekiel and Polly, 

Oct. 6, 1790. 

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Sept. 10, 1793. 



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July 13, 1796. 


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Aug. 4, 1799. 


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Aug. 23, 1801. 



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Oct. 30, 1804. 



David and Sarah, 

Oct. 27, 1774. 



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June 1, 1777. 



Benj. and Ann, 

Nov. 9, 1771. 



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Mar. 30, 1774 


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Aug. 20, 1776. 


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June 18, 1778 


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Dec. 9, 1781. 


Ann S., 

John and Jennie, 

Jan. 26, 1801. 


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May 20, 1802. 


Frances, dan. 

" Nancy, 

July 22, 1807. 


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Jan. 5, 1810. 

Jacob Walden, 

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April 15, 1813. 

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A pamphlet, of which the above title is an abbreviation of the whole, 
recently published by the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society 
of Wilkes-Barre, contains an historical account of the events in the 
Wyoming - valley, and the petitions and depositions of the sufferers, 
when seeking congressional ;iid in 1778. From these documents ami 
from other sources Dr. Hayden has drawn conclusions with which we 
must agree, and which are in some respects different from those formeih' 
entertained by historians of that period of our history. 

The first settlers in the Wyoming from Connecticut went there in 
1762, but in the following year the Indians made them suffer severely. 
The second colony, also from Connecticut, arrived in 17(39. Dr. Hay- 
den has so entertainingly and carefully presented an impartial account 
of the campaign that we quote quite fully his words. 

During the years preceding the Revolutionary War, from 1 769 l<> 
1775, so frequent were the conflicts resulting in bloodshed within tin 1 
town of Westmoreland, thai it may be said to have been in a state oi 
continual war. It was a repetition of the experience of their New Eng- 
land ancestors, who went to the plow and the church with the trusty 
rifle slung over their shoulder. 

On the 1 Aug'., 1775, the people of the valley resolved to ff unani- 
mously join our brethren in America in the common cause of defending 
our liberty." Soon two companies were raised on the continental es- 
tablishment and, although primarily intended to lie stationed in the valley 
forts as a protection to the inhabitants, were soon ordered to join Wash- 

The Colony of Connecticut in Oct. and Nov., 1776, provided for the 
establishment of the town of Westmoreland into a county while the 24th 




regiment of militia was organized and officered by men of the valley. 
Several of the companies were composed of. old men. 

''The situation of the inhabitants of the Wyoming Valley was therefore 
:\i this time most deplorable. The nearest settlements within the limits 
of Pennsylvania were Easton and Bethlehem, each 60 miles to the south- 
ward, and Sun bury, or Fort Augusta, (>0 miles to the westward ; their 
people unfriendly to the Connecticut settlers on the North Branch of 
the Susquehanna, whom they regarded as intruders. 

"To the north dwelt the Six Nations, as cruel as they were crafty, whose 
powerful hand had wiped out, in the Massacre of 1763, the Wyoming 
settlement of whom the Seneca Chief, Old King, or Sayenguaraghton, 
had declared, r they have taken their land from us. ' Stimulated by the 
thirst for revenge, and the reward offered by the British Government for 
American scalps, these only awaited the fit opportunity to make -a second 
descent on Wyoming. This opportunity soon offered. Colonel Daniel 
Clans, the British Superintendent of Indian affairs, in his manuscript his- 
tory of Joseph Brant, written Sept. 1778, and published for the first time 
in 1889,* stated that after the Battle of Brandy wine. The plan of 
Operations for the ensuing campaign was laid and Mr. Brant determined 
to harass the Frontiers of the Mohawk River abt. Cherry Valley [illegi- 
ble] while Sakayenguaraghton took the Opportunity of this diversion 
to cut oft the settlements of Wayoming on the Susquehanna River.' 

"It is true that between the Wyoming Valley and the Mohawk region 
that were here and there white settlers. But these in 177(5 had received 
such severe treatment at the hands of the Wyoming people that their 
friendship was turned to enmity, and being Tories, eager to retaliate for 
the wrongs they had suffered, they made common cause with the Indians 
against the inhabitants of the Wyoming Valley, and were doubtless im- 
portant factors in the development of Brant's plan of campaign. But 
it is not certain! v known that they had anything to do with the inaug- 
Uration of the Wyoming expedition. 

"TheClaus manuscript, which is a very important document, was dis- 
covered by Mr. William Kit by, of Ontario, Canada, among some 2,000 
other papers of the Revolutionary period, in the possession of the great- 
grandchildren of Col. Clans. It shows conclusively that while. Brant 
was a directing spirit of the Indian campaign of 1778, acting in council 

* Captain Brant and the Old King. The tragedy of Wyoming. A paper read before 
the Buffalo Historical Society, April 1, 1889, by Win. Clement Bryant; 8°, p. 25. 1889. 



with the Old King, he was not himself present at Wyoming, July 3. 
1778, and that Old King, or Sakayenguaraghton as he was known, was 
the leader of the Indians who participated in the Massacre. In June of 
that year, as the manuscript states, f Sakayenguaraghton assembled his 
men at his Town Canadasege without calling upon any white person to 
join them. However the Reflections of the Officers at Niagara roused 
Col. Butler to march to Sakayenguaraghton's Town who at the same 
time reserved the command of his men to himself.' 

"This statement of Colonel Clans is significant. It does not relieve 
Col. John Butler of the stigma forever fastened upon his name by the 
Massacre, but it confirms his assertion on the day after the battle, that 
he could not restrain his Indians allies from plundering the people. Mi- 
ner says, that in response to Col. Denison's remonstrance, John Butler 
gave peremptory orders to the Chief; ' These are your Indians, you must 
restrain them ;' and alter an ineffectual effort he said "I can do nothing 
with them." 

" It was therefore not Brant,' but the King of the Senecas, Sayenguar- 
aghton, as Colonel Clans shows, who with a large body of the Six Na- 
tions, and a detachment ol Tories from Sir John Johnston's Royal Greens 
under the command of Colonel John Butler, in all from 900 to 1,200 
strong, appeared at the head of the Wyoming Valley, June 30, 1778, 
and took peaceable possession of Fort Wintermoot whose occupant- 
were always suspected of Tory proclivities. In Fort Jenkins there 
were then only seventeen defenders, mostly aged persons, including the 
Jenkinses, the Ilardings, (Capta.n Stephen, Stephen Jr. , Benjamin and 
Stukele}'), James Hudsall, Samuel Morgan, Ichabod Philips, Miner 
Robbins, John Gardner and Daniel Carr. 

"On the morning of the 30th, eight of these, armed with only two 
guns, went to the tield to work. Returning at evening they were tired 
on by the Indians. Two of the Hardings were killed. Elisha Harding 
in his statement says, f they fought bravely as long as they could stand, 
but being overpowered by numbers were cut to pieces in the most 
shocking manner, many holes of the spears in their sides, their arms cut 
to pieces, tomahawked, scalped and their throats cut.' Others were 
captured, thus leaving but ten persons in the tort ; two of them were old 
men, and three boys. On the 2nd of July when John Butler demanded 
the surrender of the Fort, it was seen that resistance was useless and 
the surrender was made. 



Meanwhile the news of Butler's invasion had aroused the settlers in 
the Valley, who hastily assembled at Forty Fort, the largest and strong- 
est defensive post in the Valley. Colonel Zebulon Butler, then here on 
furlough from the Continental Army, was immediately placed in com- 
mand. His experience as a soldier for twenty years made his services 
at this moment invaluable. His military career began soon after he had 
reached the a^e of twenty-one. lie was made an Ensign by the Con- 
necticut Assembly, May 8, 1758 (although his diary, still in the hands 
of the descendants, begun June, 1757, on the day when he started in his 
first campaign, records his rank at that time as "Ensign "), Lieuten- 
ant 1759, Captain 17*50, serving through the French and Indian War, 
participating in the eventful expedition to Havana, 1761. When the 
battle of Lexington occurred he was a member of the Connecticut Assem- 
bly, and was at once commissioned Colonel of the 24th Connecticut Reg- 
iment. At this time, July 3, 1778, he was Lieutenant Colonel of the 
3rd Connecticut Regiment, Continental Line, having been appointed 
January 1, 1778. Fle was promoted Colonel, Nov. 15, 1778, to date 
from March 13, 1778. He had been a participator in the actions at 
Daubury, Conn., White Marsh, Pa., etc., and had avou the confidence 
and friendship of Washington. He was said to have been a kinsman of 
the Loyalist John Butler commanding the forces now invading the Val- 
ley, but it has not been proven. On the morning of July 3rd, a coun- 
cil of war was held in Forty Fort, when Colonel Zebulon Butler advised 
delay until the companies of Spalding and Franklin could reach the 
Valley. But this council was opposed by Lieutenant Colonel Lazarus 
Stewart, then in command of Captain McKarachan's company who urged 
the desperate measure of anticipating the enemy's attack by a surprise. 
Colonels Denison and Dorrance coincided with Colonel Butler, but the 
majority agreed with Stewart (who nobly laid down his life in the bat- 
tle that day) and Colonel Butler reluctantly consented. 

"About 3 o'clock that afternoon the Americans left the fort and ad- 
vanced in search of the enemy, their line of battle extending from \\\q 
marsh to the river a distance of about 1600 feet, Colonel Zebulon But- 
ler commanding the right, and Colonels Denison and Dorrance the left. 
The advance was made with spirit, and the British purposely fell back 
until the Americans were drawn to a point in the field where their left 
wing, opposed by the Indians, was exposed to a Hank movement. Then 
Sayenguaraghton with his savage warriors gained the rear of Colonel 


Dcnison's wing and suddenly fell upon his men. Colonel Denison n\ 
once perceived his danger, and ordered Whittlesey's company to \)\\\ 
back .so as to form an angle with the main line. The order was mi sun- 
.stood a.s one to "retreat." The mistake was fatal, the falling hack be- 
came a retreat, the retreat a panic, and the massacre followed, the In- 
dians pursuing the flying troops and attacking them with terrible 
slaughter. Historians say- that the British line "gave way before the 
galling fire of the Americans in spite of all their officers' efforts to pre- 
vent it. " It is a singular fact that only two white men in Colonel John 
Butler's command were killed, and the casualties included about a dozen 
Indians. Doubtless the falling back of the British line before the fire 
of the patriots was a part of their plan of battle. Colonel Clans, in 
the document referred to, supra ^ dated Nov. 1778, says, that while 
Brant was devastating Schenectady and Cherry Valley, f Sakayenqua- 
raghton at the same time put his plan in Execution, making every 
preparation, Disposition and Maneouvre with his Indus himself and 
when the Rebels of Wayoming came to attack him desired Col. Butler 
to keep) his people separate from his for fear of Confusion and stood the 
whole Brunt of the Action himself, for there were but two white men 
killed [illegible]. And then destroyed the whole Settlement without 
hurting or molesting Woman or Child, well these two Chiefs, to their 
honour be it said, agreed upon before they [went into] Action in the 

This confirms Colonel Stone's statement, viz. : " It does not appear 
that anything like a massacre followed the capitulation. ' And Mr. 
Jenkins in his address of July 3, 1878, acknowledges that, " So far as 
known to the people here, not a woman or child was slain by the enemy 
in the Valley." 

"But it does not disprove the tact that between the 3rd of July and the 
morning of the 4th of July, there was a massacre of the male settlers, 
and of the Americans engaged in the conflict of the 3rd of July, equal- 
ling anything of the kind in Indian history for cruelty and atrocity ! Tin 4 
capitulation of the Americans occurred on the 1th of July r at Forty Fort, 
and on the 8th John Butler withdrew from the Valley with his command. 
and with 227 scalps, which he reported as taken at Wyoming. These 
scalps valued and paid for by the British at $10 apiece, in all $2,270. 
were not merely the scalps of men killed in actual combat. The high- 
est estimate of the slain given by American reports, and certified by the 


list on the monument, is 182, leaving forty-five of the number reported 
by John Butler unaccounted for." {}>P- X—XVetseq.) 

Regarding the presence of Queen Esther at Wyoming and participa- 
tion ill the massacre, which is denied bv Col. Bradsby in his history of 
Luzerne county, Penn., published in 1893, Or. Hay den presents indis- 
putable proof that six: was there. 

Among the depositions are several giving us a very clear impression 
of the savage warfare on the borders ; as, for instance, Colonel George 
Hansom, 14 years old at the time of the battle, testifies that after the 
battle " we went in with Colonel Butler and helped to bury the dead as 
soon as it could be done. The battlefield presented a distressing sight; 
in a ring round a rock there lay 18 or 20 mangled bodies. Prisoners 
taken on the held were placed in a circle surrounded by Indians, and a 
squaw set to butcher them. Lebbeus Hammond, for many years after- 
ward a respectable citizen of Tioga County. New York, was one of the 
doomed. Seeing one after another perish bv her bloodv hand he sprang 
up, broke through the circle, outstripped his pursuers and escaped.'' 

Ishmael Bennet testified that he was at Pittston Fort when if capit- 
ulated. "St. John and Leach were moving off with their goods, St. 
John was tomahawked, and Leach had his child in his arms. The In- 
dians tomahawked him and gave the child to its mother. On the night 
after the battle, seeing fire under some large oaks near the river, he with 
his father, Squire Whitaker and old Captain Blanchard, went down to 
the riverside, they could see naked white men running around the fire, 
could hear the cries of agony, could seethe savages following them with 
their spears, it was a dreadful sight." 

General Win. Ross, aged 17 at the time of the battle, testifies to what 
he saw on the field. The scene was shocking. There were two rings 
where prisoners had been massacred. There were according to his rec- 
ollection 9 bodies in one and in the other 14." 

Proof that Sayenguarnghta. or Old King, was the leader of the Indians, 
united with Col. John Butler appears from the articles of capitulation 
for Wintermoot's Port, 1 July, 1778, and the certificate of protection 
granted to Lt. Scovell its commander ; and the name of Brant is re- 
lieved from some of the charges of cruelty which history has recorded 
against him, by the Clans Mss. containing letters of Molly Brant the sis- 
ter of the Indian Chief, which show that Sayengueraghta and not Brant 
was the leader of the Cherry Valley massacre in 1778, 


Following the historical sketch appear the Acts of Congress concern- 
ing the defence of the valley, and the various petitions of the inhabitant- 
from which is taken the following (pp. 8, 9, 11, 32 et neq.) 

"The Wyoming settlements were made under the authority of Cornier. 
ticiit. A town called Westmoreland was erected here, attached to the 
county of Litchfield, near three hundred miles distant; the laws of Con- 
necticut prevailed ; civil and military officers derived their commissions 
from that State ; representatives were sent from here to her Legislature; 
and the troops raised in Westmoreland were part of the Connecticut 
line on the continental establishment. Several towns of Connecticut 
were burnt by the enemy; New London, Danbury, Westmoreland, Fair- 
field, Groton and others, were among the number. Connecticut has 
made all of those towns, except one, full and ample remuneration for 
their losses. Westmoreland, or Wyoming, alone, received nothing. 
Five hundred thousand acres of land, in the Western Reserve, were 
granted in 1792, to those towns, valued at b'.s\ Sd. (a French crown,; 
per acre — amounting to between five and six hundred thousand dollars. 
This was a beneficent act on the part of Connecticut, and will redound 
in all future time, to her honor. Was not the grant also just, as well as 
beneficent? Did not the recipients deserve, were they not entitled to, 
this grant? Was not their claim founded in the principles of eternal 
equity and everlasting justice? Who ever heard a doubt expressed of 
the righteousness of their claim? If, then, it was just and equitable 
that New London, Danbury, Fairfield, and those other towns, should 
be indemnified, is it not clear as demonstration, that Westmoreland or 
Wyoming, where a heavier sacrifice of life, far deeper personal suffer- 
ings, and more extensive losses, were sustained, was alsoentitled to re- 
muneration ? 

"About the conclusion of the war, by the decree of Trenton, which 
settled the long-existing controversy in respect to these lands, the ju- 
risdiction over Westmoreland ceased in Connecticut and was transferred 
to Pennsylvania. It was not until about ten years after this event, thai 
Connecticut so far recovered her resources as to be able to make remu- 
neration to those suffering towns which she indemnified. Being no lon- 
ger a portion of the State, no provision was made for us, as there 
doubtless would have been, had Westmoreland continued a component 
part of Connecticut. 

" During the revolutionary war, Wyoming stood an extreme frontier, 


an outpost, on the borders of the settlement of the savage enemy. To 
Sunbury, the nearest inhabited place down the Susquehanna, it was sixty 
miles ; through the Great Swamp it was sixty miles, a pathless wilder- 
ness, to Bethlehem or Easton. The warlike and bloody Mohawks, Sen- 
ecas, ami others, of the Six Nations, occupied all the upper branches of 
the Susquehanna, and were within a few hours' sail of our settlements, 
which were exposed to constant attacks. Our pathways were ambushed, 
and midnight glared with the constant conflagration of our dwellings. 

"In answer, we state the well-known fact that the savages inhabited 
all the upper branches of the Susquehanna, and their settlements ex- 
tended through the whole lake and Genesee country. Not a single 
wandering tribe, half broken by contact with white men, and their 
strength withered by indulgence in spirituous liquors^ — not the emascu- 
lated Delaware, conquered by a superior tribe, and obliged to wear the 
garb and name of women — but it was the most powerful and dreadful 
confederacy of Indians the white man had ever encountered on this con- 
tinent. Their victorious arms reached to the Catawbas of Carolina, ami 
dealt out bolts of vengeance upon the Mohicans of New England. The 
Six Nations, or the confederate tribes, were known in our history as the 
most powerful and the most warlike of the whole race of red men. Dr. 
Colden, in view of their strength, extended empire, and boundless am- 
bition, gave them the name of the Roman Indians. They gave them- 
selves the lofty name of" Onr/ivehoniic " signifying "men surpassing all 
others, superior to the rest of mankind ;" and there was not a man, wo- 
man, or child, within a circle of a thousand miles, who, seventy years 
ago, did not tremble and turn pale at the name. A Mohawk ! A Mo- 
hawk! was a cry of heart-withering terror ; and when, in Queen Anne's 
reign, there arose a band of ruthless and bloody ruffians, in London, 
who seized and wantonly maimed their victims, to designate them as su- 
premely savage, they were called Mohawks.* 

"This confederacy of warlike nations inhabited the upper section of the 
river; they were in force at Aquago, at Unadilla, at Tioga, and at New- 

* Moreover, if any tiring could add to the accumulated dread and horror of these 
nations, "was the fact that they were cannibals, devonrers of human flesh. " The Five 
Nations formerly," says the Rev. C. Pyrlaeus, as quoted by Heckewelder, "did eat hu- 
man flesh." " Eto niacht ochquari," said they, in devouring the whole body of a French 
soldier; which, being interpreted, is ■' human flesh tastes like bear meat!" 

(See transactions of the Historical and Literary Committee of the American Phil- 
anthropist Society, published in Philadelphia, 1819, page 37.) 



town. From Tioga, where they would rendezvous, at a moderate rise of 
water, boats can descend to Wyoming in twenty-four hours. The nu\ - 
igation is smooth and excellent, so much so that, l>y moonlight, our 
raftmen often run, and with safety. So that a descending water com- 
munication, rendering an attack sudden and easy, placed Westmoreland 
in a more exposed situation than any other portion of the American fron- 
tier. The hiss and rattle could he heard from the doorsill ! The howl- 
ing from the den was within ear-shot of the fold ! A numerous, warlike, 
and cruel enemy was within striking distance! Thus near was the dan- 
ger. Tims exposed was Wyoming." 

The depositions of which there are twenty are very valuable as show- 
ing the families and former place of residence of the early settlers of 

Number six is the statement of Mrs. Myers. 

"Mrs. Mvers is 7 b* years of aue. Her family were from Scituate, 
Rhode Island, They were early settlers at Wyoming. Mrs. M. was 
in Forty fort at the time of the battle. Iler brother Solomon was in the 
battle. Captain Durkee, Lieutenant Phinean Pearce, and one or two 
others, had ridden all night — -got in just as they were marching out and 
were all killed. They marched out with colors, drums, and fifes. Af- 
ter the capitulation, the savages began to burn and plunder. 

"Colonel Dennison sent for Colonel J. Butler. They sat down near 
where Mrs. M. and another girl were sitting. Colonel D. complained of 
the infraction of the articles. "I will put a stop to it," said Colonel 
Butler. The savage depredations became worse, and Colonel Dennison, 
once or twice, sent for Butler, and earnestly expostulated against their 
conduct, saying, articles soagreedon were considered binding:, in honor, 
by all nations. 

'To tell you the truth,' said Colonel Butler, waving his hand impa- 
tiently, f I can do nothing with them — 1 can do nothing with them.' To 
show they would do as they pleased, ah Indian came in and took the hat 
from Colonel Dennison's head ; another came in and ordered him to take 
off the frock he wore. This Colonel D. resisted. The Indian seized hold 
of the frock and raised his tomahawk. Colonel D. was forced to com- 
ply ; but seeming to find difficulty in getting it off, stepped backward 
where a young woman sat who lived in his house. She understood the 
manoeuvre, and took from the pocket a purse of the pittance of the town 
money, and hid it under her apron. So, though but a trifle, it was 



saved. The Indian then got the frock. Fires were lighting all around 
them. Mrs. M. would go out to see it' her father's house was safe ; for 
a few days it was left ; hut one morning she went to look, and the flames 
were just uiira.ti.iig out. The valley then seemed all on fire; smoke and 
fire rose from all quarters. 

"h\ a flight that followed, Mrs. Myers went down the river; most of 
the family through the wilderness. 

"The next spring having returned, her father and brother went out to 
prepare some ground to plant ; were waylaid and taken \)y Indians. Leb- 
heus Hammond, who had escaped from the fatal ring on the day of the 
battle, had also been taken. 

"The prisoners saw enough to be satisfied that they were doomed to 

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death. On the third night they arose on their enemy ; altera desperate 
struggle, killed all but one or two, who tied, and returned home, with 
the arms of their captors as trophies." 

A list of polls in Westmoreland in 1781 is also printed. Dr. Hay- 
den's account will be of the greatest value to descendants of the West- 
moreland men. 



• . 

A meeting of the founders of the "Socikty of Mayflower De- 
scendants " was held on the evening of March 28, at the New York 
Genealogical rooms, No. 24 West 4 ith street, when the committee ap- 
pointed at the previous meeting, held on December 22, 1894, made 
their report which included a form of constitution and by-laws. These 
being adopted the following gentlemen were "elected as a board, of as- 
sistants to srovern the society until the annual meeting in November: 

Richard II Greene, J. Bayard Backus, Edw. Clinton Lee, William 
Milne Grinnell, W. S. Allerton, Edw. L. Norton and J. J. Slociun. 
Later in the evening this board of assistants organized and selected the 
following officers : Richard II. Greene, Chairman ; Edw. Loudon Nor- 
ton, Secretary, 228 W. 75th street. 

The movement has already proved popular and many applications for 
membership have been received. 

Rebecca Pauker, widow of Capt. Benjamin Parker of Boston, died 
22 Dec., 1799, a3t 36 years. From stone in MhVJleton, Mass., ceme- 

Josiah Bradley married 1 Dec, 1793, Lydia Callender (p. 284, vol. 
iv, and p. 16, v). She was his second wife. — W. T. E. 

The Alumni of the Central High School of Philadelphia have 
formed an association. The historian, Harry S. Hopper, Esq., reports 
generous contributions of old catalogues, commencement programmes, 
etc. These and pamphlets and books by former members of the school 
are desired. 

The History of the Kimball, Kemball, Kymbould Family in Eng- 
land and America, by Prof. S. P. Sharpies and Mr. L. A. Morrison, in 
ready for the printer. Subscriptions ($5) should be sent at once to 
Professor Sharpies, 13 Broad street, Boston, Mass. 

Drake Genealogy. Mr. Louis S. Drake of Boston and Rev. AVm 
L. Chaffin of North Easton, have prepared a most excellent history of 
the descendants of Thomas Drake of Weymouth (1635-1691). Over 
2000 families are enumerated. The various Drake families in other 
states, not descendants of Thomas Drake, are also noticed. Mr. Ilarrie 
B. Drake has worked up in a careful manner the accounts of the latter 

(170) ■ 




The Genealogy of the Descendants of John Drake of Windsor, 
Conn., 163G, by Harrie B. Drake of Auburndale, Mass.,. is also in 
course of preparation. 

Preston Genealogy. Mr. Charles H. Preston, of Asylum Station, 
Essex Co., Mass., is compiling a history of the Preston families in Amer- 
ica. It is nearly read}' for publication. Blank genealogical forms, to 
he tilled out by members of the family, may be obtained upon applica- 
tion to Mr. Preston. 

Patter Genealogy. Mr. Wm. Eustis of 19 Pearl street, Boston, 
has in course of preparation a genealogy of the Pattee family. 

Tucker. Descendants of Morris Tucker of Amesbury, lfitfO, are 
requested to send the record of their family to Eben Putnam, Box 30.1, 
Salem, Mass. 

Purrington. Eben Putnam of Salem has, in preparation, a genea- 
logy of the Purringtons of America. 

Town Clerks who send copies of the records of births, marriages 
and deaths of their respective towns, beginning with the earliest entry, 
will receive Putnam's Monthly Historical Magazine tree. 

Subscriptions towards the erection of a memorial to Francis Park- 
man are being sought by a committee, of which Mr. Henry L. Higgin- 
son, 44 State street, Boston, is treasurer. It is proposed to erect a 
memorial in Jamaica Park, by the shores of Jamaica pond. "Subscrip- 
tions of any sums, however small, will be welcome." 

The Virginia Historical Society announce the publication, ifsuf- 
ficent subscribers (at $1.50) are obtained, of the Minutes of the London 
Company, 1619 to 1()24. These Minutes give a complete account of the 
proceedings and transactions of the Quarter Courts with reference 1 to 
the Colony, and form a most important part of its history. Only two 
complete copies of these Minutes are known to be in existence. One is 
preserved in the Congressional Library at Washington; the. other is 
now in the possession of the Virginia Historical Society. Abstracts of 
about two-thirds of these Minutes, made by the late Conway Robinson, 
Esq., were some years ago published by the Virginia Historical Society 
under the title of Abstracts of Proceedings of the Virginia Company of 
London, in two volumes. Address Philip A. Bruce, Cor. Sec'y, 707 
E. Franklin street, Richmond, Va. 


71. Wanted — The ancestral record of Hannah Emerson, who mar- 
ri.ed in Concord, Mass., about 1800, Nehemiah B. Willard. \Y. 

72. Buck. Peregrine Buck, of Albany Co., N. J., born 175!', i, 
Massachusetts, was a revolutionary soldier. He 'lived, subsequent i , 
1776, in Williainstown, Mass': Who were his parents? 

73. Holmks — John, of Kittery, Me., born about 1740, manici? 
Polly Goodall, and moved to JefTerson, N. H., in 1796, "from the nuv\ 
yard at Portsmouth." L. E. Holmks, M. I). 

74. Who was Mary Wright, wife of Samuel Butler (born 3 Mas, 
1708), who was the son of John and Eliz. Butler of Woburn ? 

75. Wanted: Ancestry of John W. Kingsbury, who died in New- 
ton, Mass., several years ago. He married Elizabeth A. Uphauh 
Would like the ancestry of his wife also, with dates of birth, marriani 
and death. Also dates of birth and marriage of their four children, 
Frances, Albert I)., Edward and Emma L. J. 

76. Mauleverer, Edmund, of A\ton, Yorkshire, is supposed to 
have been a son of Timothy of Arvecliffe, Yorkshire. Edmund married 
in 1666 Anne Pearson and turned Quaker. He died at. Scarboro, 2* 
Nov., 1670. I desire 10 know if the above account, of the parentage ol 
Edmund is correct. Also the parentage of John Abbot who came from 
Farnfield, Nottingham. He was born about 1633; settled in Philadel- 
phia in 1684, and joined the Society of Friends. A. 

77. Masonic. The following persons were made Freemasons in 
Jordan Lodge, South Danvers, in the years set against their names: 

Jonathan Swan ofMethuen, 1809 Abel Fitts, 1818 

William Pool of Reading, 180!) George Twiss Cook, 1822- 

Samuel Shove, 1811 " Gideon Wilkins, 1823 

James F. Putnam, 1814 Dr. Warren Abbott, 1824 

John Porter, 1816. Thomas Lord, 1825 

George Lamson, may be of Rev- Jesse Remington, 1825 

erly, 1816 William Perkins, 1826 

Capt. Stephen Brown, 1816 Andre w Wyatt of Wen ham, 182b 

Henry Hubbard, 1818 John Sawyer, 1826 

Nathaniel Ropes, 1818 Green Chase, 1826 

Rev. Azariah Wilson, 1818 Dr. David McGill, 1826 

Benjamin Lvnde Oliver, born in Salem, 1789, died at Maiden a law- 
yer; made a mason in Essex Lodge, 1810. 

Any genealogical or biographical information in regard to the above 

would be thankfully received by D. A. Massey, Danvers, Mass. 

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The pleasantest outing' is one which has "an object, however simple. 
To walk toward the sunset, or belter, to climb a neighboring hill to 

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catch a Inter flush of the sun as it ends another day, creates Lew mem- 
ories and calls back old friends and past confidences. In New England, 

with its many beautiful villages bound together by the wooded streams 

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and the shaded highways, a quest adds very much to a vacation journey ; 

and a genealogical problem to be solved, or an old inhabitant to be in- 

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terviewed for a family tradition dying out of mind, is something to 
which one may look forward with pleasure. 

But just as the il.herman must prepare his nets and his flies, the gen- 
ealogist must look about in books to study his needs before setting 

Every average-sized public library in this part of the country should 
have a dozen of the most important works on family history. New 
England is more fortunate than old England in being able to offer 

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printed records of almost every family that counted this country its 
home between 1(500 and 1700. As these, books are becoming more 
valuable all the time, a library is justified in investing an appreciable 
part of its funds in the leading genealogical reference books. First come 

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the New England historical and genealogical register, The heraldic jour- 
nal, Putnam's monthly historical magazine, and the Collections of the 
historical societies of Maine, Massachusetts, Salem (Essex Institute), 
New Haven, Rhode Island, etc., with Durrie's "Index to American 
genealogies and pedigrees" and its supplement. A list of genealogies 
in the Bulletin of the Boston Public Library for October, 1891, should 
be useful. Savage's "Genealogical dictionary of New England," Hill- 
man's H Catalogue , of settlers of Connecticut," Austin's "Genealogical 



dictionary of Rhode Island," and Drake's "Result of researches relative 
to the founders of New England " or Hottcn's "Original lists of person* 
who went from Great Britain to the American plantations, 1600—1700/' 
are indispensable. 

For the revolution, in which so many people at present take an in- 
terest, the periodicals mentioned above are useful. Connecticut h:t> 
published in one volume lists of soldiers from the state in all our wars 
(Record of Service of Connecticut men in the revolution, etc., compiled 
by authority of the adjutant general, Hartford, 1889). New Hampshire 
has printed rolls in the series of state papers edited by Hammond. 
Vols, xiv-xvn are called "Revolutionary rolls." Vermont is mentioned 
in New York's state archives, Vol. I (Documents relating to colonial 
history of New York, edited by Fernow, Vol. xv). 

Massachusetts sent more men into the revolutionary struggle (92,562) 
than any two of her sister colonies except Virginia (52,715), and the 
complete alphabetical list of these soldiers gives more detailed informa- 
tion than any other state has yet given. These records are being pre- 
pared for the printer, but they may he seen at the State house, Boston. 
The Bureau of Pensions at Washington announces that it will " fur- 
nish the military history of revolutionary soldiers when the same is 
desired by descendants for historical and genealogical purposes only, 
and then only when the soldier or his widow applied for a pension, 
their papers being the principal scource from which data is collected for 
a report. The history of not more than two soldiers can he furnished 
to each applicant because of the large number of such requests and the 
time and labor it is necessary to expend upon each report. 

For the purposes of identification the soldier's full name should be 
furnished, his place of residence before and after service (town, county, 
and State, if possible), and the christian name of his widow, if one 
survived him." 

The list of living pensioners issued by the government in 1820 (State 
papers, 16th Cong. 1st Sess., Vol. iv ; List of pensioners) is very 
valuable as proof of service in the continental army and as evidence of 
place of residence. In 1841 the government issued a "Census of pen- 
sioners for revolutionary or military services, with their names, ages, 
and places of residence." 

Histories and published records of the pioneer towns are invaluable 
for those who cannot consult deeds and wills at the county court houses. 


Davis's ff Ancient landmarks of Plymouth " should perhaps head the 
list, with Bridgman's "Pilgrims of Boston" and Bond's " YTatertown " 
of special value. Paige's Cambridge, Wy man's Charlestown, Stiles's 
Windsor^ the new history of Hingham, the records of Providence, Wo- 
burn and Dedham, illustrate what is meant by the sources of investiga- 
tion in libraries. Beyond this, libraries should be influenced by their 
geographical position in forming a genealogical collection, due consider- 
ation being given to histories of families connected with the town. 

Nothing destroys foolish pride of birth so quickly as the thoughtful 
study of genealogy. The child looking from beneath golden curls to 
the vizored face of an ancestor, famous in the days of the Conquest, 
inherits from him less than one part in 10,000,000, probably, of his 
constitution. If none of his ancestors married cousins his share would 
he one part in 16,000,000. And he could scarcely pass down the street 
without meeting in the postman, the grocer, or the newsboy another 
descendant of him whose portrait he cherished. 

On the other hand, to know the name of one's mother's mother's 
mother, with whom one's life is so closely linked, is a worth}' end 
which few achieve. To know the good she did and the virtues she 
transmitted, or her failings that they may be avoided, is more to be de- 
sired. Some years ago Francis Galton offered a prize for the most 
complete information, useful to students of biology and heredity, relat- 
ing to four generations of a family. It is no easy task to discover the 
tastes, the abilities, the tendencies to disease, the dispositions,- appear- 
ance, and education of from one to two hundred people, most of them 
dead. And yet within such a circle each one of us is irrevocably 
bound, creatures of fate in a large measure ; but also for the lives of 
those in the circles of the future architects of fate. It is thus that the 
study of genealogy teaches us the responsibility of life. 

To weave together the fading dates of old manuscripts with the tra- 
ditions that have survived sleeping generations, until the joy and the 
tears, the quaint speech and early piety, stand out upon the tapestry in 
the semblance of a living man — thisgives a pleasure which he only who 
has stood at the loom can feel and understand. 


{Continued from page 159, vol. 5.) 



Standi si 1, 



Zina Martin, 
Ehvell Bay son, 
Marinda Jane, 
Jas. Johnson, 

Benj. and Catharine, 

1 1 
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Jas. and Rutli, 

Jos. and Sarah, 



i <■ 

David and Jane Hogan, 
Sam'l and Hannah, 

Simon Johnson, " " 

Deborah Southwork, " ' : 

Martha Johnson, Wm. and Nancy, 



















Wm. Hogan, 

Eliza Jane, 

Susan Margaret, 

Sarah Riggs, 





1 1 



i 1 

Philip and Pkebe, 

1. 1 


Michael and Eleanor, 
d. 2-28-1823. 









May 7, 1801. 
Dec. 11, 1803. 
May 30, 1806.' 
July 20, 1808. 
Sept. 1, 1811. 
May, 1818. 
May 12, 1807. 
d. 5-24-1807. 
May 7, 1808. 
July 27, 1810. 
Sept. 12, 1808. 
Aug. 20, 1789. 
Mar. 10, 1791. 
Oct. 10, 171)4. 
July 20, 1700. 
Dec. 25, 1800. 
Sept. 5, 1781. 
Mar. 19, 1783. 
Jan. 31, 1785. 
June 14, 1787. 
July 7, 1780. 
Oct. 20, 1791. 
Aug. 9, 1794. 
Dec. 29, 1797. 
Jan. 31, 1800. 
June 22, 1803. 
Mar. 11, 1814. 
May 2G, 1818. 
June 18, 1820. 
Jan. 30, 1823. 

Nov. 25, 182G. 

April IS, 1830. 
Jan. 2G, 1778. 

1 i 

( i 

Sept. 22, 1780. 


I i 

Jan. 31, 1782. 


< i 

May 1, 1784. 

( ( 


Eel). 27, 1787. 



July G, 178S. 
d. 9-24-1826 



- Mar. 2G, 1790. 





Philip and Eliza, 

Feb. 18, 1/92. 


c« (< 

June 19, 1795. 



Wm. and Mary, 

Jau. 24, 1817. 


(< tt 

Feb. 22, 1819. 


tt a 

Mar. 27, 1821. 


tl U 

April 11, 1823. 


it it 

Oct. 24, 1825. 


It ti 

Feb. 29, 1828. 


I 1 44 

Mar. 28, 1830. 


4; It 

Jan. 1, 1832. 


4 . 4. 

Fe!). 17, 1835. 

Fr.mces dan. 

44 t . 

Mar. 5, 1837. 

Sarah Jane, 

4 4 4 4 

Feb. 17, 1843. 



Thos. and Sally, 

April 28, 1790. 


(4 4 1 

May 14, 1798. 


4 1 11 

July 19, 1800. 


1 . 4 1 

Oct. 28, 1802. 
d. 10-28-1803 


11 > 1 

July 26, 1804. 


4. 11 

Mar. 28, 1807. 


14 1 . 

July 4, 1809. 


t't 11 

Sept. 19, 1811. 


11 11 

May 5, 1814. 

Edmund Grover, 

11 11 

Oct. 4, 1822. 


Chas. and Mary, 

July 4, 1805. 

Mary Ann, 

11 ii 

Jan. 13, 1807. 


1 . it 

May 27, 1809. 

Daniel Wallis, 

11 11 

Mar. 12, 1811. 


1 . ti 

Nov. 24, 1812. 


11 11 

June 3, 1814. 

Washington (Brist 

ol)," '• ' 

Jan. 19, 1817. 

Alice Maria, 

it 11 

April 7, 1819. 


, Sarah, 

Benj. ami Abigail, 

Aug. 21, 1740. 



11 41 

July 1, 1748. 


11 11 

Nov. 22, 1750. 


11 41 

Aug. 24, 1752. 


11 11 

May 13, 1754. 


tt 1 C 

Mar. 20, 1750. 


11 ll 

. May 7, 175S. 


11 11 

April 20, 1700. 


11 It 

Dec. 3, 1702. 


Margaret, (?) 

John and Elizabeth, 

June 2, 1732. 



11 4 4 

Sept. 17, 1735. 


" Kesiah, 

Sept. 1, 1757. 


it it 

June 2\, 1702. 



David and Mary, 

May 22, 1743. 


Jeremiah, ) 

John and Sarah, 

Dec. 20, 1747. 


a tt 

Sept. 17, 1749. 



14 (1 

Aug. 27, 1751. 


11 it 

July 11, 1753. 

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John and Sarah, 

Aug. 19, 17 55. 



(< <( 

Oct. 20, 1757. 


(< it 

Aug. 14, 1759. 


tt (< 

July 23, 1761. 


u u 

Oct. 3, 1763. 


Benj. Pattee, 

tt it 

Oct. 13, 1707. 


1 1 it 

Jan. 31, 1769. 



Benj. and Sarah, 

Dec. 20, 1748. 


U t i 

Jan. 13, 1750. 


ii i i 

Oct. 10, 1751. 


11 tt 

April 9, 1755. 


tt tt 

April 12, 1757. 


tt tt 

April 11, 1759. 


I i 1 1 

Jan. 10, 1701. 


tt 1 1 

Sept. 22, 1703 


t i 1 1 

April 29, 17C5. 


1 1 tt 

Sept. 24, 1708 


Seth and Agnes, 

Mar. IS, 1755. 


u 1 1 

Mar. 2, 1700. 


tt tt 

July G, 1762. 


1 1 tt 

Oct., 1705. 


tt tt 

April 6, 170S. 


1 1 1 1 

Feb. 19, 1770. 



t . 1 1 

Mar. 20, 1773. 


1 1 1 1 


Sept 13, 1775 


it tt 

Oct. 23, 1777. 


tt it 

Mar. 22, 1780. 


Nath'l and Mary, 

June 16, 1763. 


tt 1 1 

Jan. 17, 1705. 


Jucla, dan. 

tt tt 

May 3, 17r,7. 


tt . t 

Sept. 9, 1771. 


1 1 1 1 

Jan. 25, 1774. 



Benj. and Elizabeth, 

June 28, 1779. 



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Oct. 9, 1781. 

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tt t< 

Mar. 25, 1784. 


tt 1 1 

Mar. 29, 1780. 


" " 

Mar. 20, 1788. 



1 1 1 1 

Oct. 13, 1795. 


Jos. and Sarah, 

Feb. 11, 1778 



• tt tt 

July 12, 1780. 


1 1 1 1 

Aug. 13, 1783. 



tt <( 

Oct. 27, 1785. 


tt i} 

Jan. 8, 1788. 


tt 1 1 

Jan. 16, 1790. 



tt tt 

Mar. 11, 1792. 



tt <t 

April 18, 1794 

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tt t« 

Oct. 19, 1790. 

{To be continued.) 

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Among the first manufacturing industries started in the State of Con- 


nectieut, was that of making iron from r bog ore." These bogs were 
found all along the eoast from Maine to Maryland. Water filtering 
through the neighboring hills brings down into the ponds and marshes 
large quantities of iron in solution, and deposits the same at the bottom 
of ponds and streams of water, along with * vegetable moulds in soft 
spongy masses, which went by the name of " bog-iron-ore." 

The large furnaces of the present day eoidd not be supplied with it, 
because it docs not exist in sufficient quantities, but for the use of the 
early colonists it supplied nearly evei-y want. 

The iron cast from it was brittle, but very soft when melted. Such 
iron is still used in some parts of our country for stove castings. 

In 1G43 specimens of the bog-ores from ponds near Lynn, Mass., 
were sent to England to be tested, and were found to be of so good a 
quality that a " Company of Undertakers for the Iron Works " was 
formed by John Winthrop, Jr., and others, and they began the regular 
manufacture of iron at Lynn. The work was very successful, the bog- 
iron being well adapted for casting cannon, shot, pots and other hollow 

About six years after John Winthrop, Jr., came to New London, he 
obtained a grant of privilege from the General Court to enable him to 
make iron in Connecticut. His first attempt to establish the manufacture 
of iron was within the limits of what is now the town of Montville, at 
a place still called the ff Old forge," at the outlet of Oxoboxo stream, or 
Saw-mill brook as it was then called. On this stream of water Win- 
throp had already erected a saw mill, a short distance above the iron 
works, the site of the present dye works of Win. G. Johnson. 

At the point called the " Old Forge," John Winthrop, Jr., started a 




"bloomery," as it was then termed, for the smelting of iron. The prim, 
itive bloomery was merely a hole in the ground, in which charcoal w;t, 
burned b} r the aid of a bellows made from goat- skin, iron ore bent" 
added to the fire in small quantities. 

The one here built was however an improvement upon the primitive 
ones used in India from the most ancient times, and are still said to in 
employed by the natives in Asia and Africa. 

This consisted of a furnace and a forge. The furnace was made ol 
stone laid in clay, formed in the shape of a large kettle, the inside beinir 
plastered over with the clay. A chimney was raised to a sufficient 
height to produce a strong draft, charcoal being used in layers with the 
bo£-ore. In this way the ore was brought to a condition for the form 1 
to melt the iron into shape for use. 

These iron works, however, appear to have been soon abandoned, ami 
nothing more was done there for nearly one hundred years. The next 
mention of the iron works is in 1750, when it was deeded by Benjamin 
A 1 ford to Benjamin McCall, and it is generally supposed the business wis 
started up again, for it is found upon the land records of Montville that 
on the 11th day of April, 178S, Jeremiah Vallet, 2d, who was a black- 
smith, was the owner of this property, and conveyed all his interest in 
the land on which the iron works werjp erected, containing ten acres. 
" excepting about one fourth of an acre Ijing within the lines," to George 




See page. Gf>, Vol. II, New Series. 

The following is a copy of :in old paper, found in 1889, in (he house 
of Edwin Whipple, Hamilton. It alludes to the family of Dca. John 
Whipple (3). 

" I hear give you an account of my grandfather's posterite as I find 
them recorded in an old book." 

Susannah, born July 1, 1622. 
John, born Jan. 11, 1623, died Aug. 3, 1025. 
-John, born Dec, 21, 1625, died Aug. 10, 1083. • 
ElizaMth, born Nov. 1, 1627, died Nov. 15, 1648. 
Mathew, born Oct. 7, 1628, died Oct. 12, 1634. 
William, born Oct. 2, 1631, died June 4, 1641. 
Ann, born June 2, 1633, died May 4, 1634. 

Mary, born Feb. 20, 1634, died 1720. 

Judith, born Aug. 4, 1636 (5?), died June 27, 1636. 
Mathew, born Feb. 1,7, 1637, died March 30, 1638. 
Sarah, born Nov. 3, 1641, died July, 1681. 

"This is an account of Elder Whipple's family, who came to this 
country about the year 1636." . 

William Whipple (106), maltster, seaman, and afterwards farmer, 
married Mary, eldest daughter of Robert Cutt, 2d, of Kittery, Maine, 
and Dorcas (Hammond) Cutt, born 26 Dec, 1698. 

Elizabeth Cutt, sister of Mary, born 20 March, 1710, married Rev. 
Joseph Whipple (107), brother of William. 

William and Mary (Cutt) Whipple had five children : 
106a William, born 14 Jan., 1730. 

Robert Cutt, died 4 May, 1761, aged 25 years. 
Joseph, died 26 Feb., 1816, aged 78. Colonel and Collector of 
Customs for Portsmouth. 


«. • 


Mary, born 1730, married Robert Trail, from whom James Rus- 
sell Lowell was descended. 


Hannah, born 1734, married Dr. Joshua Brackett. 

The will of William Whipple, Si'., of Kittery, " mariner," dated 21 
June, 1751, probated 3 Sept., 1751, mentions wife Mary, daughter 
Mary Trail ; children William, Robert Cutt, Joseph and Hannah. 

Gives "my silver hilled sword and watch to my son William." 

(Grave Stone.) 

\\\ memory of Capt. 

William Whipple \ 

Who Departed this Life 

Auo-. 7, 1751 

In the 56th year 

of his Age. 

Gen. William Whipple (106a) was born in 1730 and was one of the 
signers of the Declaration of Independence, and General of a New 
Hampshire brigade. lie died 28 Nov., 1785, in Portsmouth. He mar- 
ried Catherine, daughter of John and Catherine (Cutt) Moffat. 

The following is from Appleton's Encyclopedia of Biography : 

William Whipple, signer of Declaration of Independence, born in 
Kittery, Me., 14 Jan., 1730: died in Portsmouth, N. IL, 28 Nov., 
1785. His father William, a native of Ipswich, Mass., was bred as a 
maltster, but removing to Kittery, engaged in a seafaring life for sev- 
eral years. The son was educated at a public scho \ in his native town 
and afterward became a sailor, having command of a vessel before he 
was twenty-one years of age. He engaged in the European, West In- 
dian and African trade, and brought large numbers of negro slaves to 
this country, but afterward, during the Revolution, liberated those he- 
longing to him. 

In 1759 he abandoned the sea entirely and entered into business in 
Portsmouth with his brother Joseph, which connection lasted till about 
two years previous to the Revolution. 

At an early period of the contest between the colonies and Great 
Britain, he took a decisive part in favor of the former. 

He was elected a delegate from New Hampshire to the Continental 
Congress in 1775, taking his seat in May; was re-elected to Congress 
in 1778 and declined to be chosen again, but was a member of the State 
Assembly, 1780-4. 


lie was commissioned a brigadier general in 1777, commanded a 
brigade of New Hampshire troops at the battles of Saratoga and Still- 
water, and after the surrender of Burgovne, signed the articles of ca- 
pitnlation with Col. James Wilkinson, on behalf of Gen. Horatio Gates. 

General Whipple was afterward selected as one of the officers under 
whose charge the British troops were conducted to their place of en- 
campment on Winter Hill, near Boston. 

In 1778 he participated in General Sullivan's expedition to Rhode 
Island, and he resigned his military appointment June 20, 1782. 

/In 1780 he was appointed a commissioner of the board of admiralty, 
which post he declined. 

He was state superintendent of finances in 1782-4; appointed Judge 
of the Supreme Court June 20, 1782, and acted in this capacity till his 

Grave Stone. 

Here are deposited the remains 
Of the Honorable William Whipple 

who departed this life 

on the 28th day of November, 1785. 

He was often elected 


& and thrice attended 

the Continental Congress 
as Delegate 
for the State of New Hampshire 
particularly in that memorable year 

in which 

America declared itself independent 

of Great Britain. 

He was also at the time of his decease 

a Judge 
of the Supreme Court of Judicature 

In Him 

a firm and ardent Patriotism 

was united with 

universal benevolence 

and every Social Virtue. 




Fish Kills Oct 8th 1776. 

Dear Sir: I shall communicate your Letter of yesterday to the Con- 
vention of this State, who I doubt not will immediately give the neees- 
sary Directions concerning the Anchors and Cables mentioned in 3-0111 

I cannot account for the Enemys Procrastination unless it proceed 
from some of their Ships being sent into the Sound round Long Island 
for the Purpose of making an Attempt to Land in West Chester County. 

They never certainly will make any Attempt but on our flanks? 

I am sorry to tell you (for the Credit of this State) that the Committee 
I belong to make daily fresh Discoveries of the infernal Practices of our 
Enemies to excite Insurrections amongst the Inhabitants of this State. 
To morrow one Company actually enlisted in the Enemys Service will 
be march'd to Philadelphia, thereto be confined in jail, till the Establish- 
ment of our Courts enables us to hang the Ringleaders. 

I expc 't to hear in your next that you will make the Villains you have 
taken suffer by a shorter Process. The Hurry I am in must apologize 
for my Scrawl, and the Necessity of ye Times for the Elegance of niv 

I am Dear Sir, 

with much Esteem 

Yours, \V\ Ducr. 
Addressed : To Tench Tilghman Esqr. Head-Quarters Harlem Heights. 
Per Express. 

Fish Kills Oct 10th 177(1 
Dear Sir There is no Event wh could have happened that could have 
given me more Uneasiness than the Passage of the Enemys Ship up tin' 

1 These letters first appeared in the N. Y. Times, April, 1895. 


River. I cannot persuade myself that there onlv design is to cutoff the 
Communication of Supplies by Water to our Army at Kihgsbridge ; 
though that is an Event which will be highly prejudicial to our Army. 
They certainly mean to send up a Force (if their Ships have not Soldiers 
already on board) so as to take Possession of the Passes by Land in the 
Hylands. In this they will be undoubtedly joined by the Villains in 
Westchester and Dutchess County. It is therefore of the utmost Conse- 
quence that a Force should be immediately detaehd from the Main Body 
of our Army to occupy these Posts. It is impossible for the Convention 
to draw out a force which can be depended on from the Counties last 

By the Influence and Artifices of the Capital Tories of this State the 
Majority of Inhabitants in those Counties are ripe for a Revolt ; many 
Companies of Men have actually been enlisted in the Enemys service, 
several of whom are now concealed in the Mountains. From the Fron- 
tier Counties little Strength can with Safety be drawn, and that not in 
Time to prevent such an attempt of the Enemy. These Matters I have 
in a few Words suggested to the Convention (for mv Business on the 
Committee I am in is so urgent that I have onlv been a few Minutes in 
Convention this Day) If they have not wrote to Genl. Washington, let 
me earnestly entreat that a Force may be immediately sent to the High- 
lands on tlr ' Side, by this Means you will not only keep up the Com- 
munication with the Army, but I verily believe prevent a Revolt in 
Westchester and Dutchess Counties. 

I shall communicate to the Convention, what you wish concerning the 
Powder; and * have no Doubt but they will take the proper Measures to 
secure it. How are you of for Flour, and Salt Provisions? Will it not 
he wise to lay m\ Magazines in Time in this Quarter lest through the 
Fortune of War our Army should be obliged to retreat to the Highlands. 

I iust throw these Hints out, knowing that mat lire r Judgments than 
mine may work some good out of rough Materials. I think it is 
probable that my Friend Mr. Livingston has wrote to you fully ; but as 
I have not seen since three o'Clock, I thought it incumbent upon me to 
write a few Lines in acknowledgement of your Letter. 

The Complexion of our Affairs is I confess not pleasing, and did you 
know the Political Character of too many of the Inhabitants of this state 
as well as I, you would think it on that Account still more gloomy : It is 
our Duty however to struggle against the Tide of Adversity, and to ex- 



ert ourselves with Vigour adequate to our Circumstances. This as an 
Individual I am determined to do in the Capacity in which I am at pre*. 
ent acting, and I have no Doubt but those Friends I value in the Military 
Line will do the same. We are not to expect to purchase our Liberties 
at a cheaper Rate than other Nations have done, or that our Soldier- 
should be Heaven horn more than those of other Nations. Experience 
will make us both brave and Wise; and in the End teach Great Britain 
that in attempting to enslave us she is aiming a Dagger at her own Yi 

] am Dear Sir very 

Respectually Yours 

W Duer 


. Addressed : To Tench Tilghman Esqr. at Head Quarters Harlem 
Per Express. 

Tench Tilghman to Robt. R. Livingston or Wm. Duer, Esq. 

Head Quarters Harlem Heights, 

11th October, 1776. 

I 1: veyour two favors of the 8th & 9th, the Contents of which I im- 
mediately communicated to His Excellency. 

He had previous to the Receit of these Letters, upon the Aspect ol 
Matters "n your Quarter, ordered Genl. Lincoln of the Massachusetts 
Militia, to hold in Readiness such a Body of his Troops, as Genl. Clin- 
ton might .think sufficient, to march to your Assistance; lie has again 
wrote to Genl. Lincoln to he as expeditious as possible in inarching oil 
the Detachment, as he conjectures the disaffected party will take Spirit 
upon the Appearance of the Men of War up the North River. 1 think 
it more than probable that that is one chief End of their being sent 
there. I hope the Sloop with the Anchors and Cables will escape them. 
Two of our Gallics have unluckily fallen into their Hands, the Ship- 
ovei'-ran them and the Captains quitted them without destroying them. 
Indeed I suppose they had not time. I wish they may not make bet- 
ter use of them against us, than we did against them. I think it would 
be necessary to inform the people on the River of this least they may de- 
coy them under our colours. — We have no Intelligence of any Troop-. 
cither Horse or Foot, going round long Island into the Sound, we are 


pretty certain that none had sailed when my Lord Sterling came away. 
No one Circumstance can he more alarming than these internal Commo- 
tions, when the Spirit of 'disaffection once makes its Appearance there is 
no knowing to what Height it may proceed or how far it may extend ; I 
would fain hope that no other State will he found in the Situation of New- 
York hut you mav depend that the same Means are using to convey the 
same infernal Influence thro' the other Colonies. I very much douht 
whether we shall be able to bring the prisoners now m our hands under 
the Military Law, if we cannot we must keep them secure till time and 
a proper civil Mode of Tryal can take Cognizance of them. My Lord 
Sterling is well and thanks you for your Compliments. 

I am Gent, 
Yr most Obt. Servt. 
Robt. R. Livingston & Win. Duer, 


N. B. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln of Massachusetts; wounded at Sara- 
toga ; received surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. 

Fish Kills Octr 1.2th 1776 
Dear Sir,: — Tarn glad to learn from your Favor of the 11th that Genl. 
Washington! has ordered a T Detachment of Men to take Possession of the 
Passes in the Highlands. It will not only tend to secure these Impor- 
tant Posts, but may likewise tend to defeat or quell any Insurrection in 
this Part of thfi State. I am of Opinion with you that this has been 
a principal View with the Enemy in sending their Ships up the North 
River. M shall lay your Letter before the Convention of the Slate who 
will doubtless use the necessary Precautions to prevent our Vessells be- 
ing decoy'd by the Row Gallies wh have fallen into the Hands of the 
Enemy. I am much afraid they will be troublesome. Several Vessells 
are arrived here wh were proceeding to Kingsbridgc with Boards Joists 
Flour &ca agreable to orders from the Quarter Master General ; what is 
to be done with them? Shall the}' land their Cargoes here, at Peek's 
Hill, or where shall they proceed? Notwithstanding the Enemy had. 
agreeable to your last Advices, sent no Vessells up the Sound, depend 
upon it they will endeavor to make an Attack upon your Flanks by means 
of Hudson's and the East River. Several Examinations wh we have 
taken mention this as their Intended Operation : and indeed it is the only 
one wh can give them any Probability of Success. If we may give Credit 


to Intelligence proocur'd through the Channel of the Tories, Thursday 
next is fix'd upon for them to make their Attack, and for their Partisan* 
in this State to Cooperate with them. 

This may he probably groundless Report, yet I thought it advisable 
to give you a hint. It conies to us through a Channel which the Trait- 
ors little expect. 

If General Lee is returned from the South and arrived at your Canm 
(wh I suppose to be the Case) I beg my Affectionate Compliments to 
him. I wish to Heaven 1 could come and see you, but J am so embar- 
rassed with the Committee I am ensured in that I have not hardly an 
hour much less a few days to snare. This Morning w T e march'd oil 

■-'1 c 

a Company of Men, who had been eidisted to join the Battalion to he 
rais'd by Major Rogers to the City of Philadelphia. We have got an 
admirable Clue of their abominable Conspiracies (and however late this* 
Undertaking has been) I hope by Spirit and Perseverance we may batih- 
their wretch'd Plots of occasioning a Revolt in this State. It is doubt- 
less that many Men have already joined the Enemy notwithstanding the 
Guards you had on the Sound. You will now have an Anxious Task to 
watch both the Rivers, and J am afraid all your Vigilance will not be al- 
together effectual. 

Be kii i enough to remember me to Lord Sterling, and believe me 
to be 

W. Duer. 
Addressed To Tench Tilghman Esqr. Head Quarters, Harlem 
Heights. P<r Express. 







The reported possibility of the withdrawal of Mr. Henry F. Waters 
from his work in England will be sad news to American genealogists. 

Ye't this action is likely to he necessitated by the scant support ac- 
corded to the Committee on English Research of the New England rlis- 
toi'ic Genealogical Society. That the committee were able to keep Mr. 
Waters in the field during the recent financial depression is due to the 
liberal way in which a few individuals contributed the funds for that 

During the past three years the money available for research in Eng- 
land has been less than ever. The grand work which Mr. Waters has 
done is too well known to need description here, but few know of the 
loyal wjiv he has stuck to the Soeiet\ in spite of discouragements suf- 
fered. For many years he received absolutely nothing from the Society 
yet continued to glean for their benefit. Always impartial he has not 
Confined himself to Xew England emigrants, but has gleaned and sought 
information about the ancestors of all American settlers, and with the 
result so well shown in his "Gleanings," printed in the Nqw England 
Historical Genealogical Register. 

The importance of his method of search is only realized after an ex- 
amination of the "Gleanings." '.'here will be found thousands of ref- 
erences which could not be had by any other method of search. 

Persons who have employed genealogists in England to work up 
special families have benefited from Mr. Waters' work beyond measure; 
and 5 if all the credit due to him was given, it would amaze many persons 
to learn how ready and kind he has been to those who have taken 
up some line of search upon which he had been engaged for perhaps 
years, surrendered to them his notes and enabled them to at once at- 
tack the right point. Americans, who have enjoyed the rare privileges 
of his aid ami advice, have been enabled in many cases, to turn to the 
very wills and to go immediately to the home of their ancestors, thus 
saving an immense amount of time and money in the prosecution of 
their search. 

The writer knows of more than one instance of professional geneal- 
ogists who have proclaimed to the world their success in tracing an- 



cestral lines of American families, when the success of their search 
was solely due to the kindness of Mr. Waters in having put into their 
possession clews for which they had looked in vain. 

The privileges accorded to Mr. Waters by the authorities in England 
have never been so freely extended to an American before and even to 
Englishmen is extremely rare. America cannot afford to lose his ser- 
vices. He has read through volume after volume of the probate records 
of England and has more than 10,000 notes to as many different names, 
all of which pertain more or less to American families. If in after years 
another man takes his place it will take years of preparation and work- 
to put him, even if he be never so accomplished a genealogist, on the 
foundation upon which Mr. Waters stands. English records are not 
the comparatively simple records which are encountered in America, and 
indexes similar to ours are unknown. 

The New England Society has no funds at its command to draw upon 
to continue Mr. Waters in England : the needed money must come from 
individual contributions. There are so many historical societies in 
America that they alone would be able by small yearly contributions to 
supply the needed funds. Fifty societies or individuals each contribut- 
ing fifty dollars would provide the money needed to pay Mr. Waters' 
expenses and to print 800 pages of his gleanings yearly. 

If each person who reads this should send the Committee ten dollars, 
it would put the fund upon a permanent basis, so many are they who 
are interested in his work and so small is the individual sum required. 

To Mr. Waters, more than to any other man, are due the increased facil- 
ities afforded to Americans for genealogical research bv the English an- 
thorities ; for his work and his ability have won for him the respect and 
admiration of English scholars and rendered them more than ever ready 
to help others of his nationality, lie has made the name of the New 
England Society known abroad and he is in more than one way a fitting 
representative of American historical students. If he returns to Amer- 
ica, the progress of American historical and genealogical research in 
England will be delayed for many years and universal regret will be 
felt that we ever allowed ourselves to make such a mistake. 

Prompt action is required and generous action as well. Subscriptions 
should be sent at once to the chairman of the Committee on English 
Research, Mi'. W. S. Appleton, care of the New England Historical 
Genealogical Society, 18 Somerset street, Boston, Mass. 


The History of Florence, Mass., including a complete account 
of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry by Charles 
A. Sheffeld. Florence, 1895. Royal 8 vo, pp. 250, 

Few villages, even in New England, possess so many matters of pe- 
culiar and distinguished interest in their history as does that of Florence, 
and fewer still have retained so marked an individuality through the 
better part of a century. Florence is territorially and organically a part 
of the much larger town of Northampton. 

Starting when Northampton was founded in 1654, the author describes 
each step leading to the settlement of the place, the early grants of land, 
the first enterprise in Florence, and its development. Much time has 
been spent on the early settlers, how each came and built his home in 
this then desolate locality. Following the two chapters on the settlement 
comes an interesting; account of the genial landlord, Paul Strong: , and 
an evening scene at his famous tavern is vividly described. The "Mul- 
berry Fever and Silk Enterprise," a veritable "South Sea bubble" forms 
another chapter. This craze began in 1835 and lasted several years. 
Mr. Sheffeld thus deseribes the beginning of the end : 

'The spring of 1888 witnessed no abatement of the mulberry craze, 
but the silk company was short of funds. Although they claimed a 
capital of $100,000, with liberty to extend to £150,000, it appears that 
only about $60,000 had been subscribed. At a meeting held the first 
of June, they voU .1 to raise $30,000 immediately, in order to pursue 
their operations with increased vigor. In June a machine for making 
watch and other narrow ribbons' was put in operation, being 'a new ap- 
plication of machinery,' as the papers stated. During the fall of 1838 
the excitement ran high. The discussions in the newspapers, and the 
accounts of sales recently made at large profits, had been loo much for 
even the staid old farmers, and every one rushed into the business 
many without any knowledge of it. Small plants were sold for fabu- 
lous prices, some even for nearly their weight in gold, and there was 
hardly a garden in Northampton but rejoiced in these treasures. The 




fever had spread until it embraced all parts of New England where the 
mulberry could be grown. Trees sold at one, two, and three dollar- 
apiece. Later, so valuable were they considered, that cuttings a few 
inches in length sold for between two and three dollars per bud, ami 
hothouses were pressed into service to supply the demand, the ordinal . 
course of nature being too slow for the dealers." 

The following year but one witnessed the total collapse of this enter- 
prise. Perhaps had the originators had a McKinley to legislate t\»i 
them the results might have been different. Luckily they had not. 

A particularly interesting chapter is the account of the famous North- 
ampton Association of Education and Industry, a, stock corporation and 
an industrial association, coupling business and socialistic union will 
the express purpose of the "progressive culture and high development 
of all the powers of our nature,"' with "equality of rights and rank foi 
all,'' and the "practical recognition of the responsibility of every indi- 
vidual to God alone in all Ins pursuits." The constitution of this inter- 
esting body was essentially transcendental, declaring all existing social 
arrangements, — whether mere conventions, governments, political par- 
ties or religious establishments — destructive to the right progress ot 
mankind. This document, with its by-laws, given in full in Air. Shot- 
leld's pages, is one of the most, interesting an'd exhaustive statements ol 
the finest moral and industrial ideals of human brotherhood, before the 
era of Bellamy. 

It was probably on the financial rock that the community went to 
pieces; three of the original members did not stay in it six months he- 
cause they were not making money enough; and a good many of tin 
members never could be brought to make sacrifices and practice econ- 
omies, while others failed in various ways to take in the real idea ol 
the community. The practice of mutual criticism, which was so impor- 
tant a feature in Xoyes's Oneida community, relieved the association oi 
some members, who resigned in a state of offence. 

Florence has always been noted for the more or less radical notions 
of its inhabitants, and much space is devoted to the tales of pro slavery 
times, the underground railway, and religious and educational enter- 
prises, founded on the broad liberal lines which are to-day realized to be 
the true way of dealing with persons and facts. 

Mr. Sheffcld has accomplished an admirable work as well as written 
an interesting story of New England life. The book is profusely if- 
lustrated and may be had for two dollars. 



Watertown Records, comprising the fir^t and second hook of town 
proceedings, land grants, and first book of births, marriages and deaths. 

This volume was prepared by the Watertown Historical Society and 
(he cost of publication met by the town. 

Watertown was tlte fourth town constituted in the Massachusetts Bay 
Colony, and only one town in the state has earlier original records of 
(own proceedings than VVatertown. The original records of Plymouth 
begin March 31, 1637; Salem, Dec. 26, 1636; Charlestown, Oct. 1, 
1634; Dorchester, Jan. 16, 1(532; Boston, Sept. 1, 1634. The Pro- 
prietors book of Records ends in 1742, and is printed entire. The first 
entry in the town proceedings i> as follows: August 23, 1631. Agreed 
by the consent of the freemen, that there shall be chosen three persons 
to be ( ) tiie ordering of civil affaires in the town. One of (hem 

to serve as town clerk, and shall keep the Records and Acts of the Town. 
The three chosen are William Jeunison, Briam Pembieton, John Eddie. 

We give extracts selected here and there from the records. January 
3, 1635. Agreed that no man being foreigner ( ) coming out 

of England or sonic other plantation, shall have liberty to set down 
amongst us, unless he first have the consent of the Freemen of the Town. 

January 29, 1637. Ordered that if any goats be found abroad with- 

out a keeper ... it shall be lawful for any man to drive them to 

the pound, and for every goat the owner shall pay to the said party 6d. 

. . . Dec. 10, 1638. Ordered that whosoever shall kill a wolf 

in the town shall have for the same 5sh. 

Ordered that the two fairs at Watertown, the one upon the first Fri- 
day of the fourth month, the other upon the first Friday of the seventh 
month (shall be kept upon the (raining place). 

Dec. 31, 163D. Ordered that if any of the Freemen be absent from 
any public town meeting at the time appointed, sufficient warning being 
formerly given, he shall forfeit for every time to the town 2sh. (!d. 

January 4, 1641. Ordered that Simon Eire shall write a transcript 
of the lands in a book and give it in to the court. This is printed on 
page tiS of the second part of the printed volume under the heading of 
the "Second Inventory 1644." 

An "Invoice" taken of the "Men's Estates to make the Rates' 1 shows 
the valuation at that time 

Lands broken up shall pay the acre £2 10 

Lands not broken up shall pay the acre 10 

Mares, steers and cows are rated at £5 


Gouts at Sheep at £2. Hogs a year old at £1. Lam's. <.( 

■ In 1649 the town rate was £96 10 3; the country rate was £45 03 
01, and ihe rate for (he ministry £164 19 04. 

In February, 1647, it was agreed that Mr. Norcross shall have Gsi>. 
for his horse to Ipswich when Lt. Mason went to answer Daniel Peircv 
and Lt. Mason shall have 8sh. for his time. In 1650 Richard Norcross 
was chosen schoolmaster at £30 the year. The next year he recti vt i 
3d. per week for such as learned " English," and 4d. for such as learned 
to write or Latin. 

The printed town proceedings close with 1680. The births, mar. 
riages and deaths begin with 1630 and close with 1693. 

To the several parts there are complete indexes. 

The Committee in charge of preparing the volume were Miss Ellen 
M. Crafts, Bennet F. Davenport, Charles F. Fitz, Charles F. Mason 
and Edward A. Rand. 

Essex Institute Histokical Collectons, Vol. 31, Jan. to July, 
1894, contains the baptismal records of the church in Topsfield, Mass., 
1727-1779; also an account of the Colliding family, and of the Pen- 
perrell portrait 






V . . 


Ryno Family. Wakeman Ryno, M.D., of Benton Harbor, Mich., 
announces that lie has ready for publication the history of this family, 
and that it will contain information of the family in Europe and Amer- 
ica, with selections from the poems of Ossian, and notices of the first 
families in America of Renaud, Rayneau, Reno and Renaus ; also a 
full account oi the Renault claim or French grant, and its connection 
with the Ryno family explained. 

Also the history of John Ryno, of Elizabeth, N. J., and his descend- 
ants irorn 161>3 to 1893, embracing a full genealogical, statistical and 
biographical record of them for 200 years. 

It will preserve forever the annals of another early family of New 
Jersey, and will also contain valuable genealogical records of the follow- 
ing allied families : Auble, Bishop, Boilan, Byrnes, Beamer, Boice, 
Bonnett, Burrows, Barclay, Clayton, Cramer, Dolbear, Dunham, Doug- 
s> las, Fairchild, Gray, Garrett, Guerin, Henry, Hooner, Jessup, Jardin, 
Knight, Lefferts, Lefller, Longstreet, Littel, Linscott, Lynch, Miller,' 
Morse, Mullen, Meyers, Noe, Post, Randolph, Reed, Rapplye, Rustling, 
Redner, Rosa, Stites, Stewart, Smalley, Stelle, Townley, Tracy, Van 
Liew, Weed, Wilkins, Winans, Wetsel, and many others. 

Worcester. The Rev. Win. Walsh of Chattanooga, Tenn., is en- 
gaged in historical investigations relating to the Roman Catholic 
Church in that Diocese. In writing me he says : 

"I have just found an old monumental slab on side of Mission Ridge 
with the following inscription : f Rev. Samuel Worcester, D.D., pastor 
of the Tabernacle Church ' in Salem, Mass., and first Corresponding Sec- 
retary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. 
He was born Nov. 17, 1770, and died June 7, 1821." 

Martin J. Griffin. 

Newspaper Errors. To the well informed, such errors as frequent- 
ly appear in the columns of special correspondence arc simply ridicu- 
lous, but how are others to distinguish between the true and the false? 
For instance, in a late issue of the Boston Sunday Herald, it was stated 
that the Woman's Club in Beverly, known as the Lothrop Club, was 
so named after Capt. Thomas Lothrop, w who commanded the good ship 
'Flower of Essex.'" Could anything be more ridiculous? The gallant 
captain was slain at the head of his men at Bloody Brook, 18 Sept., 
1675. Seventy-one of his command were ambushed and slain by the 


198 NOTES 

Indians. It was said this company was the "flower of Essex," hen 
the mistake of the Herald's correspondent. 

The same person, presumably, is also responsible for the statement 
that at the inauguration of the new and flourishing chapter, D. A. {{,, 
formed in Danvers, the charter was delivered into the hands of tin- 
president, "a lineal descendant of Gen. Israel Putnam." The pres- 
ident is a Putnam by descent but from a different line than the General 
whose descendants are found almost entirely in Connecticut, Vermont, 
Ohio, and further west. There is not a descendant of Gen. Israel Put- 
nam in Danvers. 

The descendants of Gen. Rufus Putnam, whose old home in Rutland, 
Mass., is soon to become a reservation set apart for all time, are also 
found in the West. These two men are worthily represented, particu- 
larly in the West, and to each is due an equal measure of praise. Gen, 
Rufns in many respects was a superior military leader to Gen. Israel 

Danvers, Mass., Soldiers. The Town of Danvers has issued a 
record of her soldiers and sailors. Not only is this a record of the nun 
in the late war between the states but a history of the men of Danvers 
in all wars. The title could justly be the Military and Naval Annals 
of Danvers. 

Wherever possible the men have been identified by genealogical mem- 
oranda ai^the Report (it is a report of the committee to revise the 
soldiers' records) is of immense value to persons descended from resi- 
dents of Danvers and Peabody. Copies may be had of the town clerk 
of Danvers, at the price of one dollar and postage. 

Other towns would do well to follow the example of Danvers. 

The Herts (England) Genealogist and Antiquarian, published 
by William Brigg, B.A., is the most valuable of English publication-, 
to America^ genealogists. The subscription price is 10s., equivalent 
to $2.50. 

From Herts came a very large proportion of early settlers of New 
England as well as of the South, and cordial support should be con- 
tributed to aid Mr. Brigg in his attempt to put the ancient parish and 
other records relating to Herts in an easily accessible form. 

The next number will contain an item relating to the burial of Am- 
phillis Washington's mother, and early issues will contain copies of the 



transcripts of Tring, Wiggington and Long Marston registers, earlier 
than what have been hitherto known. Such records are of the greatest 
value to genealogists. 

We have made arrangements to receive and forward subscriptions for 
the Herts Genealogist and hope that many of our subscribers will take 
advantage of this opportunity. Enclose check for $2.50 with order. 
The new volume begins with the July number. 

Back numbers may be obtained at seventy-five cents each. 


78. William Davidson emigrated from Money more in the north of 
Ireland to this country in 1728. Settled first in Woburn, Mass., then 
in Tewksbury, same state, where he died June 6, 1757. Wanted to 
know where he was buried. 

He had, by his first wife (Mary Alexander), children, Robert, 9 Na- 
thaniel 2 , William, 9 Elizabeth, 2 John, 2 George, 2 and Jane. 2 

Nathaniel 2 married Mary Walker, lived in Billerica, Mass., and had 
children, William 3 and Nathaniel. 3 William 3 had a son William, 1 and 
a daughter 4 . Information wanted concerning the family and descend- 
ants of William 3 . 

William Davidson 2 married Abigail Rich, and lived in Douglas, Mass. 
They had children, Mary, 3 William, 3 Nathaniel, Douglas, 3 and Sam- 
uel 3 . Information wanted concerning each of these five children (except 
Nathaniel), and of their descendants. 

Elizabeth Davidson, 2 married John Garrell of Salem, N. H. They 
had a son Nathaniel 3 and a daughter 3 who married, first, Mr. Thompson 
and second, Deacon Garven Armour (or Armor). Information wanted 
concerning the daughter 3 and her descendants. 

George Davidson 2 married Susanna Christie. They had several chil- 
dren, one of vlL )m, Susanna, 3 married George Williams. They settled 
in Cherry Valley, N. Y., and had a son George Williams. 4 Further 
information wanted concerning the family and descendants of George 
Williams. 3 

Jane Davidson 2 married Thomas Campbell, a descendant of the Duke 
of Argyle, Scotland. They had children John, 3 Nathaniel, 3 and Hugh 
Argyle. 3 Information wanted concerning the family and descendants of 




John Campbell. 3 Also whether Thomas and Jane 2 Campbell had as on 
William, 3 and a daughter Mary. 3 

Any facts relating to the above, will be urate fully received. 

Milon Davidson, Newfane, Vt. 

79. Smith-Hopper. Information is desired of the descendants o f 
John Blair Nash Smith and Mary Moyes Hopper, who were married in 
Philadelphia December, 31, 1800, and later resided in St. Louis, Mis- 
souri, where they died within a few days of each other. 

Harry S. Hopper, 514 Walnut St., Philadelphia., Pa. 

80. Edwards. — Miss Kate L. Edwards, Southbridge, Mass., is com- 
piling an Edwards genealogy, and requests information in any way 
bearing on the subject. 

Answer to query no. 49. 

The parents of Joseph Hutchins were John and Frances Hutchins his 
wife. They came to America on the ship Bevis, Southampton, Eng- 
land, May, 1638, they were then unmarried) and settled in old 
Newbury, Mass., where they lived for a number of years. They re- 
moved to Haverhill as early as 1646. (See My rick's history page 2S.) 
Joseph, their second child, was born Nov. 15, 1640, probably in New- 

John Hutchins, the father, died Feb. 6, 1685, aged 77, in Haverhill. 

Frances, the mother, died April 5, 1694, aged 84. In 1692 she was 
arrested for being a witch but was never tried. In 1653 she was arrested 
for wearing a silk hood. (See Myrick's and Chase's history of Haver- 

George (Coolis) Corliss married October 26, 1645, at Haverhill to 
Joanna Davis (not Johanna , Javis) of Marlborough , England. 

He was born in the County Devonshire, England, about 1617. 

For further particulars see the Corliss Family Record. 

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Near this 5poL 

The Men and Women of Providence 

Showed tl>etr re^i>tiuice 


Unjust Taxation 

by Burning 

British Taxed Tea 

in Uieni^ht 


Mnrch 2^1775. 

Erected by thr fllnnlc K'an.l Societies 
y of u>e 

5on> of the Anic ricaii Rcvjuliwn 
And the 
n :' Daughters uf (.lie AincnVauRovoljilinn 









Since our lust annual meeting we have, together with the (laughters 
of the American Revolution, placed on the westerly end of the City 
Building, now occupied by the Board of Trade, a bronze tablet to com- 
memorate the burning of British taxed tea, with this inscription thereon : 
"Near this spot the men and women of Providence showed their resist- 
ance to unjust taxation by burning British taxed tea in the night of 
March 2, 1775." The tablet was unveiled and dedicated, with fitting 
ceremonies on the second of March, 1894, the one hundred and nine- 
teenth anniversary of that event. 

This public act of defiance to Great Britain was one of the surface in- 
dications of the growing sentiment of opposition to the domination of 
the mother country, but this sentiment was coupled with that spirit of 
loyally to the existing government which has alwavs been a marked 
trait of the Anglo-Saxon people and the conflict which existed in the 
hearts of the subjects of George the Third held many back from mani- 
festations of resistance and deterred many from joining the ranks of 
the more outspoken enemies of the crown. The outbreaks which now 
and then occured were like those which preceded (he War of the Rebel- 
lion, when the slave power in full possession of the government was 
constantly flaunting its offensive supremacy by threatening to call the 
roll of its slaves under the shadow of Bunker Hill, by ostentatiously 
inarching through the streets of Boston with its fugitive slaves backed 
by the power of the Federal and State Governments and proclaiming to 
the world that no portion of the United States was free from the taint 
of slavery, and boldly endeavoring to extend the "peculiar institution ' 
into the new and as yet thinly inhabited territories, north as well as 
south of the Mason and Dixon line, little dreaming in cither case that 
by their acts of defiance of the " higher law" which was derided by both, 




that they were in the one case educating a people to declare their inde- 
pendence and in the other that they were wiping off the one great stain 
which made our boast that we were a free people, a by-word and a 

The growth of the spirit of freedom in both cases was slow but sure, 
and in both cases that dread of open resistance, an appeal to arms, was 
considered by the dominant power an indication of weakness and of tim- 
idity, and as the firing upon FortSumpter aroused the dormant energies 
of the north, so did the march of the British troops on Lexington, — and 
the Battle of Bunker's Hill unite the people of the colonies for the com- 
'moil cause of resistance to Great Britain and in the determination to 
settle by the dread arbitrament of war, not only the question of taxation 
without representation, but the far greater question of whether we 
should be an independent nation with a republican form of government 
or a subject people dominated by a vicious king and an hereditary 

In this movement, Rhode Island, under the leadership of Stephen 
Hopkins, that genuine statesman, that great man with rare "origina- 
tive faculty," who, in the words of Chief Justice Durfee, devoted himself 
to a study of the question between the mother country and the colonies 
in its constitutional aspects and marshalled the arguments on the side of 
the colonies with masterly ability and found an argument for independ- 
ence deeper than the logic of constitutional legitimacy, in the very nature 
of things, forbidding that this great country should remain merely a 
serviceable dependency of Great Britain — Rhode Island, two months be- 
fore the Declaration of Independence was signed, declared her own 
independence and thus established the distinction of being the oldest 
sovereign state of the Union. 

When such questions arise, as the world does not move backward and 
but one permanent settlement can ever result — no matter whether it takes 
a thirty years' war, an eight years' war or a five years' war — right must 
ultimately prevail, and in such a struggle, the sympathy of onlookers is 
generally on the side of right. The colonists, at the outbreak of what be- 
gan as a rebellion and by its success became a revolution, had the sym- 
pathy of what is now our sister republic, France, a sympathy which 
found open expression in the cooperation and material assistance, both of 
men and munitions of war, and in no part of our country did our French 
allies take a more prominent part than in Rhode Island. 





It cannot be denied that France was ready to do anything it could to 
thwart and annoy and injure Great Britain ; it is also true that at that 
time our people were not at all times satisfied with the conduct of the 
French officers, who were sent out to aid us, but the near view is not al- 
ways the most correct view and, by the light of history, we are glad to 
accord to France grateful praise for the service which she rendered, and 
we cherish and love the names of Lafayette, Pulaski, Fleury, llocham- 
beau, De Kalb and a host of those who hastened to this country to oiler 
their services as a part of the Continental Army, second only to those 
of our own Washington, Greene, Hopkins, Whipple, Lippitt and the 
host of all ranks from whom it is our proud boast that we are descended. 

This gratitude found fit expression a few years ago in the erection of 
a monument in the North Burial Ground, which was dedicated July 4, 

What was Providence in those pre-revolutionary days, and what 
prepaiituoiis did it make to do wiiat, in its hearty cooperation with 
the State, it deemed to be its duty in order to perform its share of the 
work and to help. on the cause of independence. 

Founded a little more than a century before the war, it had felled the 
forests and prepared its soil for tillage, defended itself from wild beasts 
and by incessant toil and patient drudgery it had made for itself homes 
along the river front with its broad proprietary acres extending eastward 
to the waters of the Seekonk, each with its orchard, its garden, its corn- 
field, its potato patch and its pasture, and each containing a sacred spot 
where reposed the dead of its own family, two of which, the Waterman 
and Tillinghast burial places, are now designated by monuments stand- 
ing upon them. 

The inhabitants did not depend alone upon the products of the soil, 
but they soon became familiar with the store of fish in the rivers and bay, 
and of clams in the tide-flowed lands, which required no toil beyond the 
ingathering, and made them adepts in building canoes and boats to en- 
able them to traverse the waters of the bay where they could catch the 
one and to reach its shores where they could dig the other. 

The growth of the town was slow, and as late as 1732, Governor 
Hopkins counted seventy-four houses on the east side and but twelve 
on the west side, as the total of the habitations of its people, showing, 
if this is an accurate count, that there was, at that date, a probable pop- 
ulation of less than twelve hundred people within the limits of the town ; 


but the census returns show a population in 1730 of nearly 4,000; in 
1748, of less than 3,500; and in 1774, of 4,321. A count of houses 
shows that there were 143 in 1749 and 309 in 1771, a remarkable in- 
crease in the quarter of a century preceding the revolution. 

At the opening of the year 177(>, the population was only 1355 and 
her men capable of hearing anus 721), "hut she created in the previous 
year a navy of her own, and gave the command to Abraham Whipple, 
one of her own sons, and who obedient to his orders forthwith captured 
the tender of the fugitive British frigate Rose, then off Newport, firing 
the first cannon against the Royal Navy in the war," and also in this 
same year recommended the creation of a Continental Navy. Congress 
heeded this recommendation and, when the fleet was built, appointed 
Esek Hopkins, a North Providence man, to command it. 

It is not, however, upon the naval prominence of Providence, that 1 
can dwell to-day, as 1 wish to say a few words in regard to its fortifica- 
tions and to urge a recognition of this part of our revolutionary work 
by the erection of suitable reminders of their location. 

Before the outbreak of the war, the British sent out their revenue 
vessels to the mouth of the Narragansett Bay and stationed them at 
Newport to prevent landing articles subject to import duty. The cap- 
tain of one of these vessels, while engaged in his legally appointed du- 
ties, became obnoxious to the inhabitants of the Rhode Island seacoast, 
because he insisted upon boarding vessels leaving or entering ports, un- 
til, finally, his vessel, the Gaspee, in giving chase to a sloop, grounded 
upon Conimicut Point. i Her crew was captured and she was burned. 
This outrage on law and the destruction of a government vessel by tin 1 
subjects of the government was the cause of much excitement in Eng- 
land, and an endeavor was made to apprehend the perpetrators and to 
send them to England for trial, which would have meant death to every- 
one that was captured and deported ; but no one was mean enough t" 
betray his neighbor and Stephen Hopkins, then Chief Justice, declare' 
that " for the purpose of transportation for trial, 1 wilt neither apprehend 
any person by my own order, nor suffer any executive officer of th< 
colony to do it." This event undoubtedly drew especial attention H> 
the waters of Narragansett Bay and subjected Rhode Island to great 
danger because of its extensive water front, and before the outbreak* 

1 1 have chosen to spell the name" Conimicut " as it is historic and is approved by that highest living 
authority, Mr. Sidney S. Rider. See Book Notes Vol. 4, page 103. 


at Lexington and Bunker's Hill, work was begun upon fortifications to 
guard against anticipated attacks from the British, and Governor 
Nicholas Cooke addressed a letter to Washington, soliciting assistance 
and asking him to order any part of the forces from near Boston, which 
were sent to the Southern colonics to march through this colony l>v the 
sea-shore to observe and be ready to assist, should any attempt at inva- 
sion occur. He also asked that some person acquainted with fortifica- 
tions might be sent, if only for a few days, to assist in this most essen- 
tial service to the common cause. Military companies were formed and 
in the Providence Gazette of December 18, 1775, we read: "Not a day 
passes, Sunday excepted, but some of the companies are under arms ; 
so well convinced are the people that the complexion of the times ren- 
ders a knowledge of the military as indispensably necessary." On the 
first Monday in April a general muster of the militia of the colony took 
place, which was then about 2000 men under arms in the county of 
Providence, and a troop of horse, and as early as January, 1775, Ste- 
phen Jenckes of North Providence had supplied several of the inde- 
pendent companies in Providence with muskets of his own manufacture, 
and others were ensured in the manufacture of general arms at the 
same time. 

News of the battle of Lexington reached Providence on the evening 
of April 19th, and on the morning of the 21st, several companies, about 
1000 men, had either inarched or were in readiness to march to the as- 
sistance of their brothers in Massachusetts, and as early as the middle 
of June, Mr. Paul Allen had made up the town stock of powder and 
lead into cartridges, agreeable to a vote of the town and he was directed 
to deliver out of these cartridges, and take a receipt, to such of the in- 
habitants as he thought would make a proper use of them, besides prom- 
ising to return them on demand if not used in the colonies' service. 
Not more than seventeen cartridges for each firearm fit for use was to be 
delivered, and the sum of nine pence in lawful money was imposed for 
each missing cartridge at any ordered review. 

On the 20th day of July news of a startling nature was received from 
Newport. The British ships under command of Captain flames Wallace 
lay in line of battle with the intention of bombarding the town. Great 
excitement prevailed through the colony. Two days later the British 
commander, probably realizing the importance of Newport as a rendez- 
vous, abandoned the idea of bombarding and departed on a cruise, but, 


returning later, he found that the efforts that had been made at New. 
port were too slight and the foree too small to prevent the British oc- 
cupation of the Island of Rhode Island which was maintained from 
Dec. 8, 1 776, until Oct. 2$, 1779. Narragansett Bay was thus block- 
aded and many of the people from the Island lied to Providence t<« 
escape ill treatment and the spoliation of Avar, and great fears were en- 
tertained that, small as the settlement was, it too was in imminent 
danger of attack bv the British men-of-war, which, if unobstructed, 
could now easily come up the river to such close proximity as to enable 
them to bombard the town, although it was guarded by the forts already 
erected or in process of erection, on Prospect Hill, at Fox Point and 
Field's Point, by a breastwork for the protection of sharpshooters a little 
north of Bowen's Cove and a redoubt at Bullock's Point, both on the 
east side of the river. 

The "Fox Hill," (as styled by the town records), or the Fox Point 
fort, was ordered at a town meeting which was convened July 31, 
1775, over which the lion. Nicholas Cooke presided as Moderator, and 
at this meeting intrenchments and breast works were ordered to ! 'bc 
hove up between Field's and Sassafras Points of sufficient capacity to 
cover a body of men ordered there on any emergency." Captain Nich- 
olas Power was directed to superintend their construction and draw upon 
the town treasury to defray the expense ; but if there was not sufficient 
funds in the hands of the town, he was to be paid interest on any amount 
he might advance until he was paid. He was also ordered to advise and 
consult with Capt. Esek Hopkins, Ambrose Page, Capt. John Updike, 
Sam'l Nightingale, Jr., Capt. William Earle and Capt. Simon Smith, 
who were appointed a committee on the manner of building these forti- 
fications, and by order of the town the armament was to consist of " a 
battery of six 18-pounders, four to be mounted as field pieces," Blas- 
kowitz in his topographical chart of the Narragansett Bay, 1777, rates 
the forts at 50 guns, 18-and 24-poundcrs. 

The bill of Nicholas Power against the town, amounting to £64, 16s. 
5Jd. was found in the archives of the town When they were removed 
from the City Building in Market square to the City Hall. 

This fort was commanded by Capt. Esek Hopkins, Avith Capt. Sain'I 
Warren as lieutenant, Capt. Christopher Sheldon as gunner, and seven 
men to each gun who were allowed to select from their own number a 
captain and gunner. A watch of two persons for day and night was 
also provided. 



The location of the fort is indicated upon the " Map of the Town 
of Providence from Actual Survey," by Daniel Anthony, 1803, on ter- 
ritory undivided by .streets and bounded by Wickenden street on the 
north, Thompson .street oii the east, India street on the south and Water 
street on the west, with the brook which nave the name to Brook street, 
and a broad piece of marsh in its northwest corner. This brook emptied 
into the river in the neighborhood of Pike street; but, 'as the whole to- 
pography of that part of the town has been radically changed, it is hard 
to picture it to ourselves, although most here present remember the high 
hill south of Wickenden street which was known as Corkey Hill, (1 
presume because of the large sprinkling of Irish inhabitants who occu- 
pied it), and also the precipitous bluff to India street, and can recall the 
beauty for situation of the home of Martin Page, near where the fort 
must have stood, which before the opposite shores had been injured by 
building the Bristol railroad, must have commanded a tine view of the 
harbor and its enclosing and beautiful shores. 

The water battery or breastwork north of Bowen's Cove and the 
breastwork and entrenchment thrown up between Field's Point and 
Sassafras Point were for the protection of musketeers and sharpshooters, 
but the Fox Point' battery elevated on the hill could command the en- 
tire passage between Field's Point and Kettle Point. 

In October, scows filled with combustible materials were prepared, 
and a boom and chain stretched across the channel, and about that time 
the colony came forward and took charge of the direction and comple- 
tion of the several fortifications, and began the erection, with the ap- 
proval of General Spencer, of a fort on Prospect Hill, which commanded 
all the approaches to the town. This fort, three hundred feet by one 
hundred and fifty feet within the parapet, was surrounded by a ditch and 
was capable of mounting fifty-eight guns, was planned by Major James 
Sumner 1 at that time the Chief Engineer of Rhode Island Department, 
and was erected under his direction. From what is said of its site and 
the location of the beacon, its major axis must have extended in a 
northwest and southeast direction from near the corner of Meeting and 
Prospect streets towards Bowen street but I cannot exactly locate it, as 
one authority speaks of the beacon being in tile centre of the fort and 
that it was set up near the corner of Meeting and Prospect streets, and 
another that the fort covered a part of the site of the block owned by 
Mrs. Francis Colwell on the corner of Bowen and Coniidon streets, but 

1 He also had charge of the erection of the First Baptist church which was copied largely from the 
published plans of the church of St. Martins in Field.-, London. James Gibbs, architect. 




the distance between these two spots is too great to have been covered 
by the fort and its surrounding ditch. 

The beacon alluded to above, which is depicted on the badge of tlii< 
Society, had its origin pursuant to the recommendation ot Congress, and 
in accordance therewith it was voted at a town meetine; held on July .*;, 
1775, that the town take steps re<iardin<>' its erection to alarm the conn- 
try in ease of the approach of an enemy. At a meeting held a wee] 
later, a committee, consisting of Joseph Brown, Joseph Bucklin ami 
Bcnj. Thurber, was appointed to erect a beacon on Prospect Hill, ;t 
spot where in 1667 one had been erected during the Indian war. Tlii- 
structure was very simple in its design, consisting ot a wooden shaft oi 
mast, purchased of Joseph Brown, about eighty-five feet in height, 
securely braced at the foundation. Wooden pegs or steps at regular 
intervals projected from either side to enable a person to climb to the 
top. From the end of this shall an iron crane was extended, from 
which hum*' an iron basket which was filled with inflammable material 
and by order of the town, a house was built at its base in which In 
store the combustibles, so as to be ready at a moment's notice. 

The Providence Gazette, July 2D, 1775, informed the colonist- 
that a ''beacon is now erecting on a very high hill in the town by the. 
order of the Honorable General Assembly. A watch is likewise kept 
on Tower IIi.ll in case of any attempt bv water from our savage cue- 
mies." Upon the completion of the beacon, the committee under whose 
direction it had been built, were ordered "to tire the same on Thursday, 
the 17th day of August, at the setting of the sun, and that they procure 
one thousand handbills to be printed to advertise the country thereof, 
tliat proper observations may be made of the bearing of the beacon from 
different parts of the country, and that they notify the country that (lie 
beacon will not be tired at any time after August 17th, unless the town 
or some part of the colony should be attacked by an enemy, in which 
case the beacon will be tired and three cannon discharged to alarm lh< 
country that they may immediately repair to the town, duly equipped 
with arms and accoutrements." It is probable that these handbills con- 
tained the same information as the following notice which appeared in 
the Gazette on August 12th : 

Providence Beacon. 

The Town of Providence to the inhabitants of the towns adjacent: 

"Loving friends and brethren in consequence of the 'recommendation 
of the Continental Congress that those seaport towns which are princi" 


pally exposed to the ravages and depredations of our common enemies 
should be fortified and put in as good a stale of defence as may be- 
which has also received the approbation of the legislature of the colony : 
besides a strong battery and intrenehmenf on the river, there has been 
lately erected on the greatest eminence in the town A Beacon for the 
purpose of alarming the country whenever it shall become necessary in 
our defence, and as we doubt not of the readiness of our friends and 
brethren, both within and without the government, to give us every as- 
sistance in their power on such an occasion it timely apprized thereof. 
This is therefore to inform you that it is our urgent request that you all 
hold yourself in readiness, and whenever von see said beacon on fire you 
immediately and without delav, with the best accoutrements, warlike 
weapons and stores you have by yon, repair to the town of Providence, 
there to receive from the military officers present such orders as may be 
given by the authority of this jurisdiction for our common safety and 
defence. In case of an alarm we intend to lire the beacon and also dis- 
charge cannon to notify all to look out for the beacon. Be; it observed 
and carefully remembered that the discharge of the cannon alone is not 
an alarm, but the firing of the beacon of itself, even without cannon, 
will be an alarm in all cases, excepting on Thursday, the 17th hist., at 
sunset, when the beacon will be tired not as an alarm, but that all may 
ascertain its bearings and fix such ranges as may secure them from a 
false alarm, and that the\' may know where to look for it hereafter. 
When you hear the cannon look out for the beacon." 

This trial proved a perfect success. A letter received by John ('al- 
ter, the publisher of the Gazette, states that it was observed over an 
area of country extending from Cambridge Hill to New London and 
Norwich, and from Newport to Pomfret. It is stated that many of the 
inhabitants of the neighboring country, not properly notified of this 
trial, hurriedly left their homes and promptly repaired to Providence to 
report for duty, imagining that the town was about to be invaded by the 
enemy. The beacon, probably, was never fired after the trial of August 
17th, unless, perhaps, at the proclamation of peace it was used to spread 
the glad tidings throughout the neighboring country. 

A committee was appointed October 2<», 1775, consisting of Messrs. 
Joseph Brown, Amos Atwell, Captain Barnard Eddy, Jabez Bowen, 
John Updike, Captain Simon Smith, Captain John Brown, Captain 
Joseph Bucklin and Captain Ebenezer Thompson, who were authorized 


"to direct where unci in what manner fortifications shall he made upon 
the hill to the southward of the house of William Field," a house still 
standing and located near Old Maids Cove, so called. This committer 
evidently performed the duty required of them : both promptly and faith- 
full}', for on the same day it was "Voted, that the part of the town be- 
low the Gaol lane (now Meeting street), on the east side of the river, 
be required by warrant from the Town Clerk, as usual by the beat of 
the drum, to repair to-morrow morning (October 27), at eight o'clock, 
to Field's Point, to make proper fortifications there, to provide them- 
selves with tools and provisions for the day, that the inhabitants capable 
of bearing arms, who dwell on the west side of the river, be required in 
the same manner to repair thither, for the same purpose, on Saturday 
next, and that the inhabitants of that part of the town to the northward 
of the Gaol lane, be required in the same manner to repair thither, for 
the same purpose, on "Monday next." In response to this order Fori 
Independence was built on the top of the high hill at Field's Point. 
commanding most perfectly the harbor and its approach and is a con- 
spicuous object from both land and water. Captain Barnard Eddy 
superintended its construction. 

Having hastily called attention to the site of the beacon, the water 
batteries and the three fortifications erected upon the heights of Provi- 
dence, it seems fitting that some steps should be taken to mark Ilex 
several spots in some suitable manner. Is it impracticable to have a 
mast erected at the corner of Prospect and Meeting streets, which is 
about 195 feet above mean -high water, of the same height as the origi- 
nal beacon, eighty-five feet, with an iron crane and basket, to be lighted 
eA r ery night by a grand electric light, which could be seen from alar 
and -which would enable the city to dispense with enough lights in the 
vicinity, so that the cost of maintenance, including lights necessarily 
retained, should not exceed the present cost of lighting that section ol 
the city ? 

No more appropriate method of preserving Fort Independence at 
Field's Point could be devised than to restore the embankments and ii 
possible obtain some old cannon with which to equip the fort .and erect 
a proper monument, so inscribed as to tell its origin and history. 

The manner of marking the sites of the Fox Hill and Bowcn's Cove 
batteries, I am not prepared to suggest, but in some way, a monument 
should be placed that would tell the tale to coming generations. 




There arc other silos which should be preserved and is it not possible 
for this society to take some steps to secure the site of the French en- 
campment and revise and realize the abandoned intention of the late 
Mr. Henry T. Beckwith? I understand that the tract, which has not 
been materially disturbed, can be purchased at a moderate cost, and the 
name of Rochamheau might fittingly be preserved by giving his name 
to the park which by this purchase could be created. Should this be 
done, I should hope that the name of North street would be restored, 
which has a significance and charm which can never attach to Rocham- 
beau Avenue. A tablet also should be put on the house which belongs 
to the Butler Hospital for the Insane, to show that it was occupied as 
headquarters by French officers. 

And what society could better undertake (in cooperation with the 
Rhode Island Hist. Society) than this society of ours to bring about a 
reform in the matter of the nomenclature of (Mir streets, and thus preserve 
Revolutionary and pre-rovolutionary titles. What has been gained by 
changing High street to Westminster street, Greenwich Road to Elm- 
wood Avenue, Pawtuxet Road to Broad street, Hartford Road to Hart- 
ford street, Cranston Road to Cranston street? A city that has streets 
so happily named as Providence should try to preserve its distinction. 
Need those that are pleasant to dwell upon? I will give but 
a few: Benefit, Benevolent, Charles Field, Young Orchard, Hope, 
Transit, Fountain, India; and those with the names of historic individ- 
uals: Cooke, Angcll, Power, Sheldon, Williams, Church, Halsey. 
These are enough to illustrate my meaning, and as I repeat them they 
bring to your mind unconsciously a flavor and reminder of the past, 
and possess a significance that does not attach to Grand Avenue, Oriole 
Avenue, Elmwood Avenue, Alger Avenue, Margrave Avenue, Home- 
stead Avenue, Fallon Avenue, Ann Avenue, and many others, more to 
the square mile, I venture to say, than any other city in the country. 




That it has had a groat influence upon the manners and custom- of 
the people amongst whom it has been in vise, will hardly be denied U\ 
those who arc acquainted with the histories of France and England. Ii 
was a part of the great feudal system of Europe, than which, for tin 
time in which il was instituted, nothing could be more beautiful. Her- 
aldry was the outward sign of that spirit of chivalry whose humanizing 
influence conduced so rapidly to i\\c extinction of the last traces of bar- 
barism, and which had such a beneficial effect upon the warfare of the 
time. Amongst our ancestors, little given to study of any kind, a 
knowledge of heraldry was considered indispensable. It was the index 
to a lengthened chronicle of doughty deeds. The escutcheon of a Mor- 
timer or a Bohun was to their eyes, as the blast of a trumpet to their 
ears,; stirring them up to deeds of chevisance and fame. If then tin- 
good deeds of our ancestors, both in war and peace (of which heraldn 
is in many instances the record) arc still to hold an honoured place in 
our remembrance, then ought we not to contemn a science which thev 
honoured, and considered of so much importance. 

The necessity of distinguishing the individual in the joust, the tour- 
nament, and the melee of the battle, were no doubt the origin <>l tin* 
assumption of many particular personal bearings. This custom with 
regard to heraldic devices, properly so called, and formed according f<j 
the principles of the science as it has come down to us, is not oi very 
great antiquity, certainly not older than the Conquest. We have in- 
deed instances of shields painted with figurative designs, being born*' 
by partiular individuals in very early times. I may refer the reader to 
the E-za e-t Otifias of /Eschylus, where he will find several instances <>i 
this kind. In Virgil, Ovid, Xenophon, Euripides also will be found 
expressions which have given rise to the notion that heraldry is as old 
as the time of Adam. Indeed a German author, and our Morgan, hi 



hi* Sphere of Gentry, have nut hesitated in giving the arms of Adam 
himself, together with those of Noah, Joshua, David, and other right 
noble gentlemen of equal antiquity. Another author, in order to give 
a stamp of authority to the armorial hearings ^i sonic worthies of the 
tribe of Judah, has not hesitated to blazon them in good Norman 
French. But none of these are what we properly understand by heral- 
dic bearing's : that is, bearings connected with heraldry as a science, 
and hereditary. There have, however, been a few exceptions to this ; 
of the devices of kingdoms and cities of early times which still remain 
as the arms of those kingdoms, &c. As instances I may mention the 
White Horse of Saxon v. the S. P. Q. R. of the "city of Koine, 1 and 
the bearings of the towns of Nismes, Augsbcrg, and Sulmo: but these 
devices, which are found on coins and medals, were never there borne 
upon a shield, and were only retained as the heraldic bearings of those 
towns after the introduction of heraldry. 2 

The iicur-de-lys of France too is certainly of great antiquity, but not 
used as an heraldic bearing before the time of Louis the Seventh. 3 1 
must, however, be permitted to doubt the fact of its having been \\i^ 
direct gift of Heaven, as some authors have stated. A gift from such 
a quarter would hardly have been suffered to experience the treatment 
it has undergone of late years. In a pedestrian tour in search of her- 
aldry, through part of Normandy, undertaken a few years ago, I could 
find but few remains of heraldry which had withstood the shock of the 
two revolutions. Wherever a time-honoured relic lay within the reach 
of destruction it had been defaced. High on a buttress or on the drip-, 
stone of an arch might occasionally be seen the worn insignia of some 
by-gone name or proud abbey, whose walls are now in ruins, and here 
and there on the walls of a dismantled castle might be traced the faded 
colouring of what had once been the splendid decorations of its hospit- 
able Avails ; rich in the escutcheons of many a princely lief, and the 
bearings of many a name renowned in history and song. 1 

Although 1 have above, according to general opinion, called the de- 

1 Senatu* Popnlusque Romanus. 

2 The arms of Nismes are " U n palmier ainjucl est lie un crocodile, avec les lettros ' Col. Neni.' " 
(pro Colonia Nemansensis). Of Augsbcrg, "Une pomme de pin sur un chapiteau do colonue." Of 
Sulmo, or Sulmonc, in Ualy, the letters S. M.I'. K. from the first fonr words of Hie lines of Ovid: — 

Sulmo mini putria est gelidis uberrimus uudis 
Millia qui noviesdistat ab urbe, declm. 

3 See " Traile des Amies <le Fiance," par M. dc St. Martho, and " Traite des Mommies," par M. 
le Blanc. Louis Seventh born ll.'O, died L180. 

4 On the walls of a dungeon of the chateau of Tankarvillc, on the Seine, are some arms ruddy 


vice of France the lily, yet it is a question by no means finally a<Te< 
upon by antiquarians. There have been many learned and able contro- 
versies and disquisitions upon the subject; .some authors maintain! 
that it is the water-lily, others the iris, others again that it is a lance uj 
partisan head. The latter party are certainly borne out in their opinion 
by the arms of Canteloup, which are blazoned by the compiler of a roll 
of arms as early as Edward the Second, as 'llures de or, od testes rf< 
lupars yssaums," and are found painted and sculptured on tombs, a^-.. 
as entering in at the month and passing out at the top of the head, lii 
after all, the iris is most probably the type of the bearing in the coat 
of France. The arguments of M. de Menestrier in favour of the hi* 
are so strong as almost to set this question at rest/ 2 A work on tin 
Hear de lys lately (l<s;j7) appeared in France, by M. Key, in two vol-. 

Notwithstanding the number of tombs which exist of persons of nobli 
blood who died before a. i>. 1000, there is not an instance known oi 
one with an heraldic bearing. The earliest instance which Le L\n 

* — ) 

Menestrier was aide to discover, after a careful and lengthened research 
through France, Italy, Germany, and Flanders, was that upon the mon- 
umental eiliiiv of a Count of Wasserburs*, in the church of St. Emeran 
at Ratisbon. lie is represented completely armed, with a surcoat, 
and at his side a plain shield of his arms, viz. : Parti per fess argent 
and sable a lion conntcrchanired. It has an inscription bearing the d:ii< 
1010. Yet even here "there is good reason to believe," says M. »l< 
Menestrier, "that this tomb was restored some time after his death In 
the monks of the abbey which he had endowed." 

Two early instances of arms on tombs are given in 3VIontfaucoif> 
Monuments. They are those of llelie Comte du Maine, in the church 
of St. Pierre de la Coutre du Mans. The effigy bears on his shield u 
cross tlcurdelisee. lie died in 1100. And, Geoffroi le Bel Cointn du 
Maine, son of Fulke Comte d'Anjou et du Maine. The figure has a 
very large shield, charged with six lions. He died in 1150. The de- 
ference in the arms of these two persons, llelie and Geoffroi, argue* 
nothing against hereditary bearing, as they were not of the same family. 

On coins and seals, particularly the latter, we might naturally loon 
for some of the earliest preserved instances of heraldry ; but with tli« 
exception of the four eases which follow, from the authority of M. '"' 

x Sce Hereford Cathedral; also ;i tile in Gloucester Cathedral. 
-" Le veritable Art du llla^on." 



Coureelles, I know of none previous to the twelfth century. About 
which time also we hear of the "ecu " (from scutum), because they be- 
gan to put arms on the reverse of the coins. 1 M. de Coureelles would 
refer the antiquity of heraldry to as far back as 938, but does not give 
a single authority before the eleventh century. Neither does he state 
where the documents are deposited, to which are attached the very early 
seals he notices. M. de Coureelles says: — "We have the marriage 
contract of Sancbes, Infant of Castile, with Guillemine, daughter of 
Centule Gaston, Viscount of Beam, in the year 1038 of the Spanish 
era (1000 j. c), to the foot of which seven seals were attached, two 
of which are preserved entire. The first represents a shield, upon which 
is seen a greyhound ; the second is a shield divided by horizontal bars. 
M. de Villaret, who sent us the description of the seals, is of the opin- 
ion that in the second we may certainly recognize the figures employed 
in modern blazon." M. de Coureelles adds, ff As much might be said 
of the first, which may have been the seal of Gracie-Arnaud, Count of 
A lire and Maguoae, who lived at the time, and whose descendants have 
always borne a greyhound in their arms." 

The third instance of M. de Coureelles is this: — "Two seals of Adel- 
bert, Duke and Marquis of Lorraine, attached to two charters of the 
years 1030, 1037, of the vulgar era, represent a shield charged with an 
eagle, the wings closed," (un aigle an vol abaisse). 

The other is "An instrument of Raymond de St. Gilles, dated 1088, 
is sealed with a cross voided, poimnettee, such as the Counts of Toul- 
ouse have always borne. The historian of Languedoc thought this the 
most ancient monument of heraldry." The Raymond here cited by M. 
de Coureelles was the first who took the name of St. Gilles. In a deed 
gift to the abbey of St. Andre d' Avignon, of the date given above, he 
was styled Duke of Narbonne, Count of Toulouse, &c. This is prob- 
ably the instrument to which M. de Coureelles alludes. Of his great 
grandson, Raymond the sixth, or, as some say, the seventh Count of 
Toulouse, there is a very large seal mentioned by JusteLin his History 
of Auveigne, attached to a deed dated 1208. It is four inches in di- 
ameter, and represents the Count in a long robe, seated between a cas- 
tle and a tower, with a naked sword upon his knee, on either side of 
his head a crescent and a star of eight rays. The legend, S. Raimondi 
duels Na mitis Tolosie ; on the counter-seal he is on horse- 
back, holding in his right hand a sword elevated, and on his left arm a 

1 The old game of " cross and pile " (our modern heads and tails) derived its name from the cros^. 
land "\vedgelike shape of the shield upon some coins. 



shield, with the cross voided of Toulouse, what remains of the legem! 
comitis Tolosa* arehionis Provincie. 

These instances of M. de Gourcelles are no doubt given from suiii- 
cicnt authority, and I do not question their correctness; hut it is It* !.. 
regretted that he has not given a more detailed and satisfactory aceouiti 
of them, as they are of much importance in an inquiry into the origin 
of armorial bearings, upon which subject he is writing. 

The above are not the only seals noticed by M. de Gourcelles, but it 
is needless to give the rest, as they are all of the twelfth century, ami 
arc found in other authorities, most of them having been either in the 
cabinet of M. de Clairambaut or in the collection of M. <le Gaignieres. 

But to resume, I have stated that up to the time of the Conquer 
there were very few instances of the bearing of coat armour. Tin 
Bayeux tapestry, 1 winch is generally allowed to have been a work von 
nearly contemporary with that event, contains nothing conclusive on 
the point. There are certainly some rude designs on the faces of the 
shields borne by prominent figures in the tapestry; but they in no re- 
spect bear any resemblance to the bearings which were used by the im- 
mediate descendants of the persons who held a conspicuous position in 
the history of those times. An exception to this sweeping clause may 
perhaps be made with respect to the design upon one of the shield-, 
which resembles somewhat the escarbuncle of the house of Anjou. And 
the advocates for the earlier origin of the heraldry might, in a design 
frequently occurring on the shields, find an instance of the coat of Ivl- 
ward the Confessor. 

Now it can hardly be supposed that if heraldry had at this time been 
reduced to any thing like a science, it would have been overlooked b\ 
a person holding the rank and station of the wife of the Conqueror, t«» 
whom and her maidens the work is attributed. 

Again, those who arc fen 1 maintaining the very early existence of hci- 
aldry, bring forward the 'Tabula Eliensis," 2 which contains the name* 
and arms of forty knights who were quartered upon the monks of Klv 
by William the Conqueror. But there is no proof that this work is en- 
titled to so early a date; indeed the shape of the helmets would bring 
it down to the sixteenth century. 

1 In Bayeux the tapestry goes by the name of tlie " Toile <le St. Jean." 

2 See MS. of the Rev. Win. Cole in the Brit. Muts., vol. x.vxi, ami Oentlenian\s :Ma-. for 177'.', for 
an account of this tablet. 

(7b be continued.) 


Committee of Safety and Correspondence chosen July, 177") : 

Richard Derby, Jr., Jonathan Ropes, Jr., George Williams, George 
Dodirc, Timothy Pickering, Jr., Jonathan Poole, Jr., Ebenezer Beck- 
ford, John Hodges, John Gardner, 3d, Samuel Webb, Warwick Pal- 
frey, Thomas Mason, Daniel Maekcy, Jonathan Andrew, Elias Haskell 
Derby, Richard Ward, Benjamin Ward, Jr., Joseph Hiller, Lsrael 
Dodge, Ebenezer Putnam, Esq., Joshua Ward, Joseph Pingree, Stephen 
Osborne, Benjamin Osgood, Samuel Ward, John Felt, William Nor- 

A new committee was chosen 1.0 Oct , 177"), as follows: 

Timothy Pickering, Jr.,* Bartholomew Putnam, John Pickering, Jr., 
Jacob Ashton, Abraham Watson,* Joseph Miller, Richard Ward, Sam- 
uel Ward, John Hodges, Benjamin Ward, Jr., Jonathan Andrew, Jo- 
seph Sprague, Stephen ( )sborne, Dudley Woodbridge, Warwick Palfrey, 
Abraham Gray, Thomas Mason,* John Peele, Jr., John Gardner, od,* 
Sam'uel Webb,* John Fisk,* John Felt,* William Northey, Nalhan. 
Goodalo, Jose])h Vincent,* Joshua Ward, George Osborn, David Felt, 
(George Williams, Samuel Williams, declined to serve) ; Miles Green- 
wood,* Ebenezer Beekforcl. 

At a Town Meeting, 27 May, 1777, the names of \Xw following gen- 
tlemen wore presented, who wore accused of being persons whose resi- 
dence in this state was dangerous to the welfare of the country : 

Nathaniel Sparhawk, ■Ebenezer Putnam, Esq.,f Joseph Blaney, Esq., 
Jeremiah Hacker, Peter Frye, Esq., John Lawless, John Pee, James 

Jonathan Andrews was appointed a committee to procure evidence. 

* Reelected March, 1770, to whom were iuldcil Joseph Hodges, James King,.. Jonathan Andrew. 
The Committee was composed of hut fifteen memher.s in this year. 

t One of the Committee of Safety in 177.">; accompanied the volunteers to Rhode Island as sur- 
geon ; one of the Overseers of the Poor for many years till he refused to accept the oflice t<» which lie 
was elected in March, 1777. 

The charge of being a loyalist was brought against him probably as he was very intimately con. 
neoted by blood, marriage, and social ties with most of the prominent loyalists in Essex and* 
ter Counties. Ue was conservative in his opinions, but stood by his country when once the die was 
cast, like many others who a! the opening of the Revolution did not approve of J ndependence, but did 
heartily desire the arbitrary measure- of the English < Jo\ eminent withdrawn. 

No further action was taken by the town regarding his opinions. 

His associates as Overseers of the Poor in 177M, were: Richard Derby, Jr.* Jonathan Gardner, 
Jr., Jonathan Andrew. 




It is to be regretted that all attempts to obtain information in regard 
to the early life of Colonel Gerrish have been fruitless. Tie belonged, 
as is well known, to the old Gerrish family of Newbury, which was 
prominent in the history of the town and colony for several generations, 
and which counted ten of its members as helpers in the military and 
civil service oi the province during the struggle for independence. lie 
was descended also from another family of Newbury, noted in the coin- 
nial history of Massachusetts; one of his ancestors, Moses Gerrish, 
having married Jane Sewall, sister of the famous chief justice, Samuel 
Sew all. 

The first record which has been found concerning Jacob Gerrish is 
in the Massachusetts Archives preserved in the State House and not yet 
printed, lie is therein mentioned as being the head of a company that 
marched from Newbury to Cambridge, April 19, 1775, on what is called 
the Lexington alarm, and was then mustered in as captain, April 2-1, 
1775, in the 17th Regiment of Militia, Col. Moses Little commanding, 
for eight months' service. His age is given as 36 years. 

On April J, 1778, he was appointed by the state colonel of infantry 
for eight months' service. 

July 3, 1778, he was made colonel of the Regiment of Guards al 

April 23, 1779, the following vote was passed in th** House of Rep- 
resentatives of Massachusetts : 'The House made choice by ballot oi 
the following gentlemen as Field Officers of the Regiment of Light ln~ 
fantry to be raised for the defense of this and the other New England 
states." Among them was Jacob Gerrish, colonel. This vote was 
consented to by fifteen of the council. 

June 14, 1779, Col. Jacob Gerrish was ordered, in accordance with 
his memorial, to deliver to the Hoard of War all arms, etc., belonging 
to the regiment he commanded " last summer." 




From Oct. 21, 1779, to Nov. 22 of the same year, he was ordered, as 
colonel, to reinforce the Continental army. 

Ileitman, in his Register of Continental officers, recently published, 
which also includes some officers of the militia, speaks of Jacob Gerrish 
as being captain of Little's Massachusetts Regiment from the 19th of 
May, 1775, to December of the same year. Ileitman also states that 
he was captain in the 12th Regiment of Continental Infantry from Jan. 
1, 177G, to blank date. Such are the brief records that have been found 
after a diligent search. 

Before giving a few extracts from a short diary of Colonel Gerrish 
in the possession of his grandniece, — Miss Jane Sewall Gerrish of New- 
buryport, — which was probably supplemented by others now lost, it 
will be interesting to quote two notices from the Newbury port Herald. 
The first notice is published under the date of Feb. 21, 1817, and is 
simply an announcement of his death : 'In Newbury, Col. Jacob Ger- 
rish, aged 78, one of our valuable Revolutionary patriots who took an 
active part in the glorious struggle for our independence." 

The second notice is under date of March 7, 1817, and is more ex- 
tended : 'The following is offered as a tribute to the memory of Col. 
Jacob Gerrish, who died in Newbury, Feb. II', aged 78 years. He was 
a true patriot, an unbiased statesman, and a firm friend to his country. 
He possessed many excellent virtues and was a man of great humanity 
towards his fellow creatures. He was a selectman of the town at the 
age of 2S years* and was afterward appointed a justice of the peace and 
chosen Representative to the General Court. lie fought on Bunker 
Hill in the capacity of a captain and led on his company when others 
were discouraged on account of the floating batteries. 

Soon after lie was appointed a colonel in the Continental service, 
which station he tilled so well as to obtain the full approbation of Gen- 
eral Washington. He was acting- colonel in the battles of White Plain, 
Princeton and Trenton, in the latter of which he had the "Honor of com- 
manding the left wing. 

After the Revolution he served as an instructor in one of the town 
schools for a number of years. The latter part of his life was spent in 
retirement, often relating to his friends the unwearied pains he had taken 
to gain our independence. He was always a firm supporter oi the 
Washington principles, to which he adhered to the last." 

The first pages of the following diary, or rather note book, are taken 


up with the names of the soldiers in his company, many of which wi 
interest the inhabitants of Newburyport as being the names of th. \i 

,f A list of Captain Gerrish's company in tire 12th Regiment of Fn i 
commanded by Colonel Little. 

- Josiah Adams. Colonel's Clerk. 

Se rg c ant s . Co rp o ra 1 s . 

Michael Toppan. William Ilackett. 

Daniel Goodridge. Benj. Toppan. 

A brain Thorla. Moses Newman. 

In ye works. Edward Swain. 

Drum and Fife 

William Osborn, .John Kenny. 

Nath.. Arnold. Amos Hale. John Stone. 

John Bishop. Joseph Harvey. Michael Stockman. 

Orlando Brown. Peter Knapp. John Silloway. 

Ebcn Clioate. Tom Lunt. Joseph Somerlw. 

Eben Choate. Jr. John Lnnt, artillery. John Stockman. 

Moses Cavender. Jacob Low, with G<m. Lee Abrain Smith. 

David Downing. "$ James Mo/ley. Joseph Smith. 

Joseph Demas. John Murray. John Smith. 

William Elliot. James Martin. Stephen Smith. 

Jere. Ellsworth. Samuel Newman. Stephen Smith, Jr. 

David Fraser, artillery. James Page. William Stockman. 

Elijah Gould, on board ye James Finder. Edward Toppan. 

ship. Nathaniel Plumer. Abram Toppan. 

Thomas Gyles. Asa Perkins. Trip. 

Moses George. Thomas Ross. Nathaniel Willett.— - 

Nathaniel Godfrey. David Rogers. Samuel Witham. 

Samuel Harris, in ye works. Enoch Pol fe. . James Woodbury. 

Jacob flow. Charles More. James Willard. 

Wm. Harrod, in ye works. Richard Polfe. artillery. 

Thursday, Aug. 22, 1770.— About 1.0,000 Regulars and Hessian 
Troops tended on long Island alt a Place called New Uttri — an«l 
inarched up as far as flatBiish about throe miles from our incampincnt, 
and encamped on an Extensive Plain. 

On ye 27th of August our Guard all flat Push was attacked by 7,<> ( X) 
hessian & Regular Troops, when bv being surrounded were obliged 
to make a Retreat about 8 miles to our lines after sustaining a con- 
siderable loss. — the enemy being greatly repulsed by General Stirling. 
who was afterward Surrounded and taken prisoner with a great part oi 
his Brigade; the enemy lost about 500. the 30th we retreated from 



Ions: Island to York with baggage, artillery, etc. A cannonade being 
kept up between the Enemy and our Troops till ye 5th of Sept., 
when they landed about 15 or 20 thousand Troops on the Island 
of New York, ye 16th they approached toward General Nixon's Brig- 
ade in order to force the line, but being badly repulsed were obliged to 
leave ye field after sustaining considerable loss of baggage, &,c. Our 
army had lost wounded and killed 100 in ye engagement. Nothing re- 
markable happened until ye 12 of October Then about, 4000 Regulars 
landed on frog point about 4 miles above King bridge under cover 
of their Cannon. This place being mostly surrounded by water the 

1 L CD t/ %t 

shipping protected them. 

October 18th about 15,000 more landed on the main, a skirmish 
ensued between our Troops and ye Regulars ye latter sustained consid- 
erable loss. 

The 25th the Brigade & army marched to white plains 37 miles 
miles from N. York. 

28th a battle ensued between the ministerial Troops and our army. 
Our army gave way on ye Right wing the Regulars gained ground and 
killed & wounded a no. of Troops, what loss they sustained 1 can- 
not tell. 

1 Nov. marched to Philips Manor. 

15 Ft. Washington taken by ye Regular Troops with 1500 made 

After the last date the entries arc few and unimportant and are mainly 
money accounts, lists of slices and stockings distributed to the soldiers 
in need of them, and notices of some deaths in the hospital. 

. ■ 




[The records of the old church on Putnam Heights (the second East of the 
Quinebaug formed within Windham county limits) are taken from the original 
" Book of Church Records : The gift of J. F. (Rev. John Fisk) to the Cliurcli 
of Killingly ; March the 5th, 1715-16." Copied by E. D. Larned.] 

u Killingly, Sept. 15, 1715. This day was observed in this place as a day 
of solemn fasting and prayer to humble ourselves before God for our many and 
great offences, and to implore his glorious presence with us in gathering a 
church here and in the ordination of a pastor over us. The Rev. Mr. Estu- 
brook, Canterbury, carried on the service, a. m. Preached from 1Kb. xn. l's. 
and the Rev. Mr. D wight, of Woodstock performed the service, p. m., and 
preached from Cant vin. 8. " 

" Killiiifflv, Oct. 19, 1715. This day was publicly gathered a church in this 
place, and J. Fisk was ordained the pastor of it. Rev. Mv. Dwight of W\, 
opened the service with prayer. Rev. Mr. Baxter of Meudon, preached from 
Rom. l. 16; Rev. Mr. Thatcher, of Milton, gave the charge and made the pre 
ceding and subsequent prayers, and the Rev. Mr. Estabrook, of Canterbury, 
gave the right hand of fellowship. Tart of a psalm was sung, and the assem- 
bly dismissed with pronouncing the blessing by J. F." 

"Dec. 21). The' church was detained (after the public service preparatory to 
the communion on the ensuing Sabbath) for the choice of deacons, and by :i 
good majority Brother Peter Aspinwall and Brother Eliezer Bateinan, were 
chosen to that office and accepted the choice." 

" An Account of their names who were by a Council (on Oct. 19, 1715) of 
elders and messengers, Embodyed into church estate in the town of Killingly, 
viz., John Fisk Pastor Elect, James Danielson, Eliezer Bateinan, Peter Aspin- 
wall, Richard Blosse, George Blanchard, Isaac Jewett, James Leavens, Thomas 
Gould, Stephen Grover, and Sampson Howe — eleven in number." 

"An Account of the names of those with respect to whom letters recommend 
ing and dismissing have been obtained for t lie more orderly translation and 
partaking of special privileges with the church of Killingly, both males and 
females, and the time of their being admitted into this church : Oct. 1 1, 1715, 
Peter Aspinwall and Elizabeth, his wife ; James Danielson and Mary, his wife; 
from Woodstock. Sept. 15, 1715, Eleazer Bateinan, from Woburn. May 2o. 
1716,' Richard Blosse, from W. Watertown Oct. 18, 1715, George Blanch- 




ard and Sarah, his wife, from Lexington. Sept. 12, 1715, Isaac Jewett and 
Dorcas, his wife, from Rowley. Oct. 19, 1715, James Leavens and Mary, his 
wife, from Woodstock; Thomas Gould and Stephen Grover by Council. Oct. 
12, Sampson Howe and Priscella Gould, and the wives of John and Thomas 
Mighill, from Woodstock. Dec. 27, James Wilson and his wife from Lexing- 
ton. Oct. 20, 171 0, Dorothy Felshaw, from Weston. Jan. 20, 1717, Benja- 
min Bixby and Martha, his wife, from Reading. April 13, 1718, John 
'Uutchins and Mary, his wife, from Piainfield. June 22, Mrs. Abigail Fisk, 
from Mansfield. May 13, 1721, Elizabeth Lawrence, from Piainfield. Feb. 
20, 1722, Susanna Alexander, from Med way. May 10, Nathaniel Johnson 
and Mehitable, his wife, from Haverhill. Nov. 19, 1721. Daniel Clark from 
Haverhill, Sept. IS. 1725. Samuel Narramore, from Boston, Old North. Dec. 
31, 1727, Francis Whit more and his wife Mary and the wife of John Hascall, 

from . Nov. 3, 1 729, Ivory Upham from Reading, and Tabitha, his wife, 

from Woburn. Nov. 9, John Barrett and Dorothy, his wife, of Maiden, Eph- 
raim Guile, from Haverhill. May 8, 1730, David Bos worth and Prisciila, his 
wife from Plimpton. 

4> Sept. 2, 1733, Jesse Carpenter an. 1 Margaret, his wife, from Woodstock. 
Nov. 19, 1730, Benjamin Prince, and his wife, from Franiingham. March 6, 
1737, Hannah, wife of Dea. Bateman, from Lexington. Dec. 3, David Rob- 
erts and Rachel, his wife, from Woburii. June 24, 1739, Hannah, wife of 

John , from Piainfield. July 22, Mary, wife of Thomas Mighill, Jun. 

from Maiden. Sept. 14, 1710, Sarah, wife of Thomas Harris, from Piainfield." 

"An Account of their names who have been received into full communion." 

Dec. 19, 1715, Richard Dresser and Mary, his wife. 1710, March 9, John 

Preston and Mary, his wife. April 22, Sarah, the wife of Matthew Allen. 

June 21, Andrew Philips and Elizabeth, his wife. 

July 22, Sarah, wife of Isaac Cutler. 
29, Mary, wife of Wm. Robinson. 
Sept. 22. Daniel Church and Mary, his wife. 
Sept. 22, Fbenezer Brooks and Martha, his wife. 
Sept. 22, Jacob Cumins and Martha, his wife. 
July 22, Joseph Leavens and Judith, his wife. 
I Nov. 1, John Youngiove. 
Dec. 30, Alice, wife of Jos. Covill. 
1717. March 24, David Russell. ' ' 

*? '• Fbenezer Wright and Lydia, his wife. 

March 24, Susanna, wife of Fbenezer Fee. 
July 19, Dorothy, wife of Samuel Robbins. 
July 19, Deborah, wife of Nath'l Brown. 
Aug. 28, Sarah, wife of Lieut. Cady. 

" Fleazer Bateman and Mary, his wife, 


Aim. 20, Mary Batemau. 

Oct. 13, Abigail, wife of Daniel Cady. 

" Hepzibah, wife of David Shapley. 
Oct. 17, Thomas YVliitmore. 

" David Shapley. 
Dec. 15, Michael Unlet. 
1718. March 23, Israel Proctor. 
Apr. 27, Elizabeth, wife of David Cutting. 
Aug. 8, Ebenezer Brooks, Jan., and Sarah, his wife. 

1720. Feb. 22, Mehitable, wife of Henry Ellithorpe. 
April 12, Mehitable, wife of James Wilson, Jim. 
Nov. 13, Elizabeth, wife of Kobert Burch. 

1721. Feb. 12, Samuel Converse. 

May 7, Sarah, wife of David — . 

Aug. 27, Alice, wife of John G rover. 
Sept. *3, Elizabeth, wife of John Cooper. 

1722. April 15, Sarah, daughter of William Gary. 

1723. March 8, Ebenezer Green and Sarah, his wife. 
Nov. 10, Joanna, wife of Samuel Utter. 

1 724 . March 8, Henry Green, Jun. 
June \6, Elisabeth, wid. of Benj. Leavens. 

-Aug. 2, Hannah, wife of Wm. Earned. 
Nov. 20, John Cooper. 

1725. Feb. 7, Edward Converse and Elizabeth, his wife. 
Feb. 21, Thomas Converse and Martha, his wife. 

Feb. 28, Jerusha Douglas. 

March 7, Samuel Danielson and Comfort .Starr. 

March 24, Sarah, wife of Samuel Danielson. 

April 11, Gideon Draper. 

May 30, Abigail, wife of Gideon Draper. 

June G, Robert Day. 

July 4, Wm. Whitney and Mary, his wife. 

July 25, John Church and Elizabeth, his wife. 

Aug. 29. Jacob Spalding and Hannah, his wife. 

1726. May 22, Mary, wife of Benjamin Barrett. 
June 19, Lydia, dan. of Jonathan Eaton. 

. 1727. April 15, Abigail, wife of Jacob Coinins. 
jAug. 10, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Winter. 

Sept. 3, Sarah, the wife of John Stacy. 

Oct. 15, Hannah, the wife of Eleazer Brooks. 

Nov. 5, John Brown and Sarah Davis, wid. 

Dec. 24, David Whitmore and Dorcas, his wife. 




Dec. 31, Boaz Stearns, Amos Pierce and Mary, his wife, and Sarah Dailey. 
1728. . Feb. 18, John Winter, Sen., and Robert Cook. 
Feb. 25, Eunice Brooks, Ruth Bateman, Elizabeth Grover. 
March 1, Joseph and Thomas Bateman, Eleazer Green, Benj. Winter, Zebe- 
diah Clark. 

March 3, Dorcas Jewett. 

March 31, Robert Plank and Hannah, his wife, Thomas Whitmore, Jun,. 
and Elizabeth, his wife. 

April 7. Hannah, dan. of James Wilson. 

April 14, Hezekiah Sabin and Zeruah, his wife, Maiy, wife of John Winter. 

April 21, Benjamin Pudney and Abigail, his wife, Elizabeth, wife of Jas. 
Cady, Jun., Abigail, wife of Stephen Cady. Elisabeth, wife of Comfort Starr, 
Hepzibah, wife of Nath'l Crosby :^C. 

April IS, Mary, relict of Samuel Lee, Margaret, wife of John Lee, Dorothy, 
wife of John Wilson. 

May 5, Nath'l Stone and Mary, his wife, Dorcas, d. of John Wyiie,. 

June 16, Tabitba, wife of Flaniel Clark, Hannah, wife of John Pepper. 
^-"June 30, Samuel Converse, Jun., Priscilla, wife of Nath'l Collar. 

July 18, Katherine, wife of Nath'l Blancha.rcl. 

Aug. 4, Lydia, d. of John Brown. 

Aug. 28, Sarah, wife of Edward Munyan, John Felshaw and Elisabeth, his 

Nov. 2, Mary, dan. of Jos. Jewett, Mary, wife of Samuel Whitmore. 

Dec. 29, Hannah, wife of David Cady. 

1729. Jan. 5, Israel Joslin. 

Feb. 28, Joseph Burrill and Lydia, his wife, Benjamin Burrill, Jabez Brooks. 
John Bowers and Zerziah, his wife, Mary Cutler. 

( Tv be continued.) 




( Continued from page 112.) 

David Bennett of Rowley, physician, for love etc., to son Anthonv 
Bennett of do., who is debarred from further claim on his father's estate 
Confirmation of title to land sold by Anthony to Thomas Burkbey, Jr. 
Rebecca and Elizabeth Bennett, join. 1 Oct., 1603. Vol. XI, fo. \?>. 

Ambrose Gale, Sen., of Marblehead, merchant, gives bond to John 
Lejfg, of do: Ambrose Gale to be married to Deborah, widow of Fran- 
cis Girdler of Marblehead and she is to forego her claim of dower in \\'\< 
'estate, receiving £100 therefor. John Legg, trustee for her three 
youngest children John, Robert, and Hannah. 13 Aug., 161)5. 

Vol. XI, fo. 46. 

Ambrose Gale, Sr., widower, to son Ambrose, mariner, a messuage 
bought by him of his brother Ward, deceased. Wit. by Charity Pill- 
num. 8 Aug., 1695. Vol. XI, fo. 17. 

Ambrose Gale, of Salem, but perhaps formerly. of Hitighara or diaries town when- 
he married Mary, daughter of Samuel Ward, cooper, and who in 1 OS 1 bequeathed him 
laud at Hull. His brother was Edmond Gale of Marblehead and of Beverly. Ambrose 
had Benjamin, whocl. between 1718, the date of an attempted settlement of his father's 
estate, and 1721 ; Elizabeth, bapt. 17 May, 1663, m. Thomas Root of Boston, wb>-< 
dan. Mary m. Capt. Azor Gale of Marblehead, a nephew of Ambrose Gale. Sr.; Clnir- 
ity, bapt 17 June, 1664, who m. Pittman and later became the wife of Mark Haskell; 
Ambrose. avIio <L soon after his father, leaving; children ; Deliverance, m. Benj. Jam' v 
of Marblehead. 

Edmond Gale, "who seems to have been a wanderer and atone time a resident <■' 
Marblehead, at another of Beverly, where his dan. Sarah m. John Stone, was a broth« r 
Ambrose, Sr. The name is spelled Gab;, Gaal, Gall, etc., on early records. 

Henrv Lunt now resident in Newbury, weaver, and son of John am! 
Mary Lunt of Newbury, deceased, sells to .John Iliirinnson, Jr., of Ss»- 
lem land there, situated in East fields on way to Beverly ferry, bcinii' a 
part of the legacy to him from Francis Skerry late of Salem, deceased. 
25 June, 1684. • Vol. XI, fo. 48. 



Thomas Burkeby (Burpee), Sr., of Rowley, to sou Thomas, for cave 
and maintenance. The son to pay his sister Sarah Spoflord £20 in 10 
years ; sister Mary ditto if she he of age or married ; granddaughter Han- 
nah Muggins. "Provided Mary come to Rowley for it." 

":"'■..., , ' . Vol. XI, fo. 40. 

Francis Thresher and wife Elizabeth, relict and administratrix of John 
Higgs, late of Boston, clothworker, deceased, lease to James Taylor of 
Boston, merchant, messuage in Lynn tor ten years. 24 Apr., 1695. 

Vol. XT, fo. 57. 

Abraham Whiticar and wife Sarah, formerly Sarah Archer, daughter 
of Henry Traske late of Salem, deceased, sell to George Locker of Sa- 
lem, laud in North field. 15 Jan.. 1695-6. Vol. XI, fo. 01. 

Deacon John Mars ton, Sr., of Salem, carpenter, to John Hawthorne, 
Esq., land in Salem, near meeting house formerly Henry West's, sadler, 
and also land formerly Ralph Fogg's, citizen and skinner, of London, 
deceased. 25 Aug., 1685. Vol. XT, fo. 02. 


Katherine King, widow, to Samuel Stone of Salem, yeoman (and 
bricklayer), ^ the land her husband William Ivinir bought in partner- 
ship with her late brother Robert Stone, of Mr. Isaac Bacon, 19 June, 
1665. 9 Feb., 1693-4. 

Vol. XI, fo. 03. 

Thomas Mtidgett of Salisbury, shipwright, to son Abraham Morrell 
of Salisbury, shipwright, dwelling house bought of Lichard Goodwin 
in Amesbury, reserving right for self and Sarah my wife, and mother oi 
said Abraham, to make use of one end of same. 14 Feb., 1686. 

Wit. by Thomas Freame, Jacob Morrell, Isaac Morrell. 

Vol. XI, fo. 64. 

Nathaniel Barnard, Sr., of Sherburn on the Isle of Nantucket, planter, 
to brother John Barnard of Amesbury, planter, his share of father Thomas 
Barnard's estate, in Amesbury, 24 Aug., 1695. Vol. XI, fo. 00, 

John Barnard to brother Thomas Barnard, both of Amesbury, land 
granted "our honored father Thomas Barnard, deceased.' 1 Jan., 
1695-6. Vol. XI, fo. 60. 




1. John Wright was born in England in 1601. He was one u( 
the first settlers in Woburn and a subscriber to the Town Orders agree"! 
on at Charlestown, Dec. 18, 1640. Was a selectman of Woburn from 
1645 to 1658 and from 1660 to 1664. He' was a commissioner of the 
rate in 1646, a representative in 1648 and from Nov. 10, 1664, till hi> 
death he was one of the deacons of the First Church. lie lived next {.» 
the meeting house and the land on which the railroad station now is he- 
longed to him. His wife's name was Priscilla. He died dune 21, Kiss, 
and his wife died Apr. 10, 1687. Children : 

1. John (2), born 1630. II. Joseph (3), born 1639. III. Ruth, 
born Apr. 23, 1646; married Jonathan Knight, Mar. 31, 1663; Ruth 
Knight, widow, died Apr. 13, 1714. IV. Deborah, born Jan. 21, 
1648-9. V. Sarah, born Feb. 16, 1652—3; married Joshua Sawyer. 

2. John (2) Wright, son of John and Priscilla, moved to Chelms- 
ford and there married Abigail, daughter of Arthur Warren of Wey- 
mouth, May 10, 1661. lie afterwards returned to Woburn. With hi* 
brother Joseph and several other members of the church at Woburn, in 
Dec, 1671, he was presented by the Grand Jury to the Court sitting at 
Charlestown for withdrawing from the communion of the church ami 
for favoring in other ways the sentiments and practices of the Baptists. 
He was .a selectman (1670-1680-81?) 1690. Tithingman for l><>g<:\ 
Meadow End in 1692. In 1687 he was in Chelmsford and sold fom 
acres of land in Woburn, which he had bought of his brother-in-law 
Joshua Sawyer, to James Fowle. His will was dated May 24, 1701. 
and probated Nov. 11, 1714. Wife and son Josiah executors. Abi- 
gail, his widow, died 6 Apr., 1726, aged eighty-four years. 

I. John (4), born 1662J II. Joseph, born Oct. 14, 1663. 1 HI. 
Ebehezer (6), born 1665.' IV. Josiah (7), born 1671. V. Ruth, 
married (Jonathan) B utter field ; she died Jan. 11, 17 -VI, aged eighty 

1 In garrison at Chelmsford 1(> Mar., 1U91-2. Member* of the West Regiment of Middlesex. 



(Arlington Records). VI. Priscilla, born 1671; married Samuel Da- 
mon May 7, 1707 fCharlestown). VII. Deborah, married Xath'l 
Patten of Cambridge, Feb. 17, 1701-2 : died Mar. 9, 1716, aged thirty- 
eight years, ten da vs. Y1II. Lydia, 2 married (Tiles Roberts, Nov. 1 1, 

3. Joseph Wright (John), married Elizabeth Hassell Nov. 1, 
1661. He was a selectman 1 < J 7 , 1673, 1692 ; a soldier in King Phil- 
ip's War, L675 ; tithingman 1676; commissioner of the rate 1693; dea- 
con 1698-1724 ; and a signer of a declaration of the church in 1703. 
His wife was a school teacher in Woburn 1673. In 1671 he was pre- 
sented by the Grand Jury (see under John 2). His wife died June 28, 
1713. He died Mar. 31, 1724. 

I. Elizabeth, born July 2, 1664; married Eleazer Bateman, Nov. 2, 
1686. .II. Joseph (8), born Mar. 14, 1667. HI. Sarah, born Feb. 
2"), 1669-70; married 28 Feb., 1687, Abraham Cum mi ngs of Dunsta- 
ble. IV. John (9), born Oct. 2, 1672. V. Joanna, born Apr. 18, 
1675; died Feb. l1 , 1690-91. VI. James ( 10), born Mar. 10, 1677; 

married Elizabeth . VII. Timothy (11), born Apr. 3, 167!> : 

married Hannah Brooks, May 2T>, 170^. VIII. Stephen, born Jan. 22, 
1680-81; married Abigail (Flagg) Cutler, Apr. 12,1704; probably 
went to Westford. IX. Jacob (13), born June 2'2, 16*3. X. Ruth, 
born Oct. 10, 1685. XL Benjamin, born Mar. 14, 1688; killed by 
piece of ship timber, 1720. 

4. John (John, John) , born in Chelmsford, 1662; married, first, 
Mary Stevens ; 

I. Jacob, born 161*2 ; died young. II. Ebenezer, born 1693. 111. 
Edward, born 1695. IV. Jacob, bom 1698. V. Henry, born 1700. 
VI. John and VII. Mary, twins, born 1701 ; died young. 

Married, second, Hannah Fletcher. 

VIII. Hannah, born 1704. IX. Thomas, born 1707. X. Simeon, 
born about 1710. 

5. Jacob (John, John), born 1698, settled in north part of ('helms- 
ford on farm recently) 1883) owned by Bradley V. Lyon; married 
Abigail . 

I. Sarah, born 1721. II. John, born. 1723. III. Ephraim, born 

2 According to Hodgman's History of Westford, b. 16-^G. He also gives Jacob (5) 1>. 1667. Abigail, 
b. 167S. Samuel, born lGSi; prob, removed to Groton. 


1725. IV. Mary, born 1727. V. Surah, born 1730. VI. Jacob, 
born 1732. VII. Pelatiah, born 1734. VIII. Joseph,* born 1730. 

IX. Benjamin, born 1738; died 1741. 

6. Ebenezer [John, John), of Chelmsford, born 1665.* lie was 
first of the family to establish a home within the bounds of Westford 
1693. His farm was on the .eastern border being the same which was 
occupied by the family for successive generations and where Edwin 
E. Hey wood lived in 1883. When the old town was divided a part oi 
it fell within the limits of Chelmsford. He married, 1730, Deliverance 
Stevens, of Chelmsford. 

I. Abigail, born 1731. II. Hannah, born 1732; married Jonathan 
Perham of Littleton 1757. HI. Ebenezer, born 1734 ; removed to Tein- 
pleton. IV. Caleb, born 173;"). V. Joshua, born 1737 ; removed to 
Templeton. VI. Zacchcus, born 1738. VII. Joel, born 1740; died 
1758. VIII. Silas, born 1742. IX. Amos, born 1744. X. Lydia, 
born 1745; married Zebulun Spalding, 1607? XI. Phineas, born 
1747; pastor in Bolton. XII. Olive, born 1748'; married Samuel 
Fletcher, 1771. 

7. Josiah Wright (John, John), married Ruth Carter Sept 17, 
1700. He was a deacon of Woburn Church from 1736 to his death. 
He died Jan. 22, 1747, aged seventy-three (g. s. VVob. 1st. B G ) 
Ruth, widow, died flan. 31, 1774, :iged ninety-two or more. His will 
was dated May 21, 1745 and proved Apr. 6, 1747. 

I. Josiah, born Dec. 2, 1701. II. Samuel (In*), born Fob'.' 28, 
1703-4. III. Ruth, born Apr. 4, 1706 ; married Samuel Thompson 
Dec. 31, 1730; died Oct. 3, 1775, aged 69. He died May 13, 1748, 
aged 43; had Samuel, born Oct. 30, 1731 ; and died Aug. 17, 1820. 
Lieutenant in Revolution and a noted diarist. IV. John (17), horn 
July 14, 170<S. V. Mary, born Jan. 2!), 1711; married Rev. Ebenezer 
Wymaii, of Union, Conn , May 22, 1739. VI. Abijah, born May 17, 
1713, in Boston, tailor; died in Pepperell (See Wyman's Chas. 1051 : 
had only brother Benjamin 1780). VII. Joshua (19), born May 1!'. 
1716. VIII. Abigail, born Dec. 7, 1718; married Stephen Parker, 
Jan. 12, 1738. IX. Phehe. born July 13, 1721; died Dec. 7, 172!. 

X. Benjamin (20), of Pepperell. 

8. Joseph Wright (Joxrjjh, John), born Mar. 14, 1667; died 
Sept. 19, 1732; married Elizabeth Bateman July 7, 1692, who died 



1704 ; he mariied, second, Ruth, who died Feb. 1.8, 1717, aged 60 (g. s. 
Wob. 1st 1). G , on which it is stated she was formerly wife to John 
Center). Joseph married Rachel Brooks Nov. 19, 1729, who died June 
21, 1750, aged 55 (g. s. Wob. 1st B. G.) lie lived on John Vinning's 
place; was probably the Lieut. Joseph \V right, selectman 1698; was 
selectman 162 L— 22, 1724-25, 1727-30, 1732 ; on a committee to inform 
Mr. Jackson of his choice as minister by the town 1728. Wood and 
Belknap the sons-in-law, called in question the respectability of the 
widow (Rachel) and the legitimacy of the two )ear-old daughter (Ra- 

Children by Elizabeth : 

I. Elizabeth, born Dec. 29, 1694 ; married Samuel Wood. His heirs 
in 1753, were; El zabetli wile of James Saucer, Joseph, James, Esther 
(Wood) Brown. II. Sarah, born May 7, 1696: married Thomas B.l- 
knap, III. Mousal, born April 11, 1699; married Susanna Spaulding, 
of Groton Apr. 5, 1733. He was represented as non compos mentis by 
Wood and Belknap in 1732. 

Child by Rachel: 

IV. Rachel, born dan. 8, 1721 , intention of marriage to Jonathan 
Lawrence, Sept. 18, 1750: died Apr. 21, 1823, aged 93 (g. s. Wob. 
2nd B. G.) ; he died Aug. 1, 1793, aired 68 (g. s. Wob. 2nd B. G.) 

9. John Wright {Joseph John), married Lydia Kendall Sept. 27, 
1698 (21, 7, 1698). She died Dec. 25, 1711. She was daughter of 
John Kendall. 

I. John, born July 11, 1699; married Judith Wyman Alar. 23. 1725. 
II. Joseph, born Aug. 13, 1701. III. Abigail, born Sept. 17, 1703. 
IV. Nathan. V. David. 

10. James (3) Wright (Joseph 2, John 1 ), married Elizabeth 

died Jan. 6, 1735, Agixl 59 (g. s. Wob. 1st B. G.). Me was prob- 
ably the James Wright representative lo the General Court 1696, but 

1. James, born in Charlestown, Oct. 23, 1703. Soldier at Lake 
George, Sept. 25, 1758. (James Wright, 20 years, was impressed from 
Woburn 1759.) II. Elizabeth, born Aug. 20, 1705; married Joseph 
Kittredge, of Billeriea Feb. 19, 1721 ; had Jonathan, born 14 Dec, 1724. 
Joseph, born 10 Jan., 1727; died 10 Apr., 1735. Elizabeth, born 17 
Mar., 1729; died 5 June, 1731. Nathaniel, born 2 Aug., 1732; died 


12 Mar., 1736. Asa, born 13 Oct., 1734 ; died 9 May, 1740. Joseph, 
horn 18 Nov., 1737. Nathaniel, horn 1 Apr., 1 740 ; died 5 May, 174!'. 
Elizabeth, horn 13 May. 1742. Hannah, horn 30 Oct., 1*745. III. Jo- 
seph, horn Apr. 10, 1707. IV. Thomas, horn Dec. 12, 1701). V. 
Mary, horn Oct., 7, 1711 : married Win, Kittredge, ofBillerica Oct. 21. 
1731 ; had Mary, horn 13 Sept., 1732. Elizabeth, horn 7 Feb., 1735; 
married Jacob French. William, born 25 Apr., 1737. Nehemiah, 
born 1 Mar., 1739. Martha, horn 23 Aug., 1741. Lucia, horn 12 
Aug., 1743. llnth, horn 7 Nov., 1745; died 12 Oct., 1749. Join;. 
horn 10 Mar., 1747. Job, horn 29 Dec., 1749. VI. Aannali, horn 
Dec. 10. 1713 , married Timothy Emerson, of Haverhill Jan. 23, 17 In. 
VII. Nathaniel, horn Dee. 17, 1716. Sarah, born ( 1720?) ; married 
John Holt Nov. 26,1739. IX. Ruth (horn 1723?); married Si-tli 
Wvman June 4, 1744. X. Rachel, born 1733. XI. James, horn 

11. 'Timothy Wright (Joseph, John), of Charlestown, married 
Hannah Brooks, of Wobnrn, May 25, 1702; died Feb. 10, 1728, aged 
49. (g. s. at Stoneham). Hannah Wright, his widow, married David 
Estabrook Sept. 17, 1736. 

I. Timothy, born Anir. 21, 1703; married Mary . Mary, widow 

of Ensign Timothy Wright, died at Stoneham 27 Oct., 1755, aged MI 
years. Mary, widow o( Timothy Wright, died at Stoneham 20 June, 
1787, aged 78 years. II. Rachel, born 170b. 

12. Jacob Wright {Joseph, John), married Elizabeth 

He w;e 

appointed to attend the General Court's committee on "their view to 
Goshen and Shawshin, 1729, and was a petitioner in the formation « ■' 
the Third Religious Society in VYoburn, 1745. Will dated Feb. 10, 
1759, proved Dec. 8, 1760. 

I. Jacob, born Jan, 1. 1710 ; married Deborah Brooks Sept. 30, 1733 
died Mar. 10, 1783. II. Martha, horn Mar. 2>>, 1712 ; married Sim m 
Thompson, Oct. 2(5, 1732. III. Jane, born Feb. 4, 1714, intention of 
marriage to Isaac Rue-ii' of Lancaster, Mar. 18, 1742, IV. Benjamin, 
born Oct. 11, 17 15; m irried Ruth Fowle, intention dan. 20, 1653; died 
Nov. 4, 1785. V. Ruth, born Sept. 3, 1717. 

(To be continued.") 


Inscriptions fuom tiii: Old Cemetery in Groveland, formerly 
East Bradford, Mass. Copied and published by Louis A. Woodbury, 
M.D. Groveland, 1895. 8 vo, pp. 105, vn. ' Price, $1. 

The cemetery which has interested Dr. Woodbury was first used for 
burial purposes in 1723, three years before the List parish church was 
organized'; previous to that date the old burying ground in the first par- 
ish (Bradford) was used. 

The earliest date found is 1723 and occurs in the following inscription : 
Here lies buried the body of Mrs. Martha Hale, the wife of Mr. Samuel 
Hale, who died June ye 14, 1723 ; and in ye 47th year of her age. The 
foot stone reads "Mrs. Martini Hale. If you will look it may aper she 
was ye foist that, is buried here." Photographs of the head and foot 
stone are given. 

One of the best represented families in the old burying ground is that 
of Hardy, concerning which are the following facts taken from the in- 
scriptions : 

Corporal Joseph Hardy, died 11 Jan., 1 7 2(1—7 , a?t. 84. 

Isaac Hardy, died (5 Jan., 1729, set. 46. 

Sarah,] Hardy, J\\, died 16 April, 1730, ;et. 23. 

Alarcie, daughter of Daniel and Martha Hardy, died 14 Nov., 1730, 
set. 25. 

Abner, son of Richard and Sarah Hardy, died 13 Aug., 1733, a^t. 4. 

Jacob Hard}', Jr., died 2l> Sept., 1735, a?t. 45. 

Levi, son of Timothy and Mary Hardy, died 1 Feb., 1736,a3t. 1 year 
5 months. - 

Lydia, daughter of Win. and Hannah Hardy, died lf> Sept., 1730, 
ict. 19. A 

Nathan Hardy, died 11 July, 1744, a4. 30. 

Martha, wife of Capt. Daniel Hardy, died 24 Feb., 1745, a?t. 60. 
: Joseph Hardy, Jr., died 20 Nov., 1745, set. 54. 

David Hardy, died 8 Aug , 1746, tet. 37. 

Sarah, wife of Win. Hardy, died 23 Sept., 1746, jet. 08. 

Simeon, son of Timothy and Mary Hardy, died 20 Feb., 1753. jet. 12. 




Benjamin Hardy, died 8 March, 1753, set. 39. 

Mary, wife of Gideon Hardy, died 9 March, 1753, ret. 34. 

William Hardy, died 14 April, 1753, set. 83. 

Hannah) daughter of Thomas and Mary Hardy, died 18 April, 175.') 
set. 13. 

Capt. Daniel Hardy, died 31 July, 1756, ret. 82. 

Ednah, wife of Joseph Hardy, died 29 Dee., 1763, ret. 27. 

Damans, wife of Capt. Daniel Hardy, died 1763, ret. .8JL 

John Hardy, died 4 Oct., 1765, ret. 22. 

Mary, wife of Deacon Timothy Hardy, died 19 May, 1771, ret. 59. 

Jeremiah Hardy, died 1777, of the small pox, ret. 64. 

Joanna, wife of David Hardy, died 3 May, 1784, ret. 33. 

Joseph Hardy, died 27 March, 1789, ret. 55. 

Stephen Ihudy, died 22 Dee., 1793, ret. 81. ;.. 

Frederic, son of Joshua and Mary Hardy, died 29 March, 1798, ret. 
14 months. 

Capt. Eliphalet Hardy, died 25 March, 1799, ret. 79. 

Hannah, relict of the above, died 7 May, 1812, ret. 90. 

In all, about 500 inscriptions are given, those prior to 1838, and 
great praise for his unselfish work is due to the compiler, who has care- 
fully reproduced as far as our modern type permits, the inscriptions an 
they actually occur. A collection like this is a bonanza to the geneal- 

Rose Neighborhood Sketches, Wayne county, New York, with 
glimpses of the adjacent towns, Butler, Wolcott, Huron, Sodus, Lyons 
and Savannah, by Alfred S. Roe. Worcester, 1893. Roy. 8vo, p. 443. 

Hon. Alfred S. Roe, the author of the gossipy history of Rose, has 
attempted, and with rare success, to describe the limits of the farms, 
and the lives and families of the owners, in "District No. 7." There 
is a great abundance of genealogical material, and the book is liberal! v 

The location of Rose and the history of the grants in western New 
York are described. 

"The early charters of Massachusetts and Connecticut included all 
the land between certain parallels from the Atlantic to the Pacific, at 
the same time New York through her charter held all now included 
within her borders. Accordingly Xew York possessed what two other 
states claimed. . . . After the war the dispute was re-opened, both 
states claiming jurisdiction over western New York." 



Commissioners Oliver Wolcott, Richard Butler and Arthur Lee, met 
at Hartford, 16 Dec., 1786, and confirmed the sovereignty of New 
York over all the territory in dispute, but to Massachusetts was con- 
ceded the preemption right of the soil from the native Indians of all 
land lyiiig in the state west of a line drawn due north to Lake Ontario, 
from a point in the North Pennsylvania line eighty-two miles west of 
the northeast corner of that state, excepting a territory, one mile in 
width, the whole length of the Niagara River. 

There was also ceded to Massachusetts a tract equal to ten townships, 
each six miles square, between the Owego and Chenango rivers. 

Connecticut in 1800 received compensation in the public lands west 
of New York State. 

In 1787 Massachusetts sold for 8100,000, her claims to land west of 
the Pennsylvania line, about 6,000,000 acres, to Messrs. Oliver Phelps 
and Nathaniel Gorham. This is the origin of the Phelps and Gorham 

The purchasers, three years later, sold what lands they still held to 
Robert Morris of Philadelphia, the eminent patriot, and he sold out (for 
£75,000), to an English syndicate chiefly controlled by Sir William 
Pulteney, who associated with him John Hornby and Patrick Clouuhoun. 

Capt. Charles Williamson became their resident factor here and be- 
came an American citizen. Pose was set off to this estate to make up 
for land granted by the state through an error in the survey. 

The first settlers of Pose were Alpheus Harmon and Lot Stewart and 
perhaps Caleb Melvin, who were there in 180."). 

The town was named for Robert S. Pose, a Virginian by birth, who 
bought in common with his brother-in-law John Nicholas, 1000 acres of 
land in the settlement and became an influential resident. 

One Thousand Years of Hubbard History, 85(5 to 18 ( J5, compiled 
by Edward Warren Day, published by Harlan Page Hubbard. .New 
York, 1895. Royal 8 vo., pp. 512. 

This volume is one which may be liberally praised. Mr. Day has been 
for many years engaged in preparing a history of the various Hubbard 
families and as there are several slocks and much disconnected matter a 
better title than the one used could not be devised. The compiler des- 
ignates his work as a handbook for Hubbards and perhaps no better 
description of the book than those few words could be written. 

Any Hubbard with some knowledge of his ancestry ought to be able 


to connect his line with some one of the various original stocks enumer- 
ated in tliis book. The style of the work i- unique hut its very variety 
gives it interest which strictly genea logical publications often fail to at- 
tain and the many good illustrations do their shnre in holding the alten 
tion of the reader. 

The name is said to be derived from Hubba, a Norse king who ravaged 
England in Saxon times. This may be so, but there is no reason to 
suppose that every Hubbard can claim descent from the followers of 
Hubba. The name is very common. 

Many illustrious persons are of Hubbard descent and no chapter in 
the book is more valuable than the list of revolutionary soldiers of tin 

No attempt is made to "hitch on " the early Hubbard emigrants to a 
famous English family, nor to establish the right of any of the American 
Hubbards to coat armoor, although an interesting chapter on Hubbard 
heraldry is printed. Undoubtedly some of the American Hubbards are 
of gentle blood. Further investigation of special lines will undoubtedly 
be the outcome of Mr. Day's excel lent compilation. 

The book is well printed and strongly bound and should find a place 
in the library of every ( ne with Hubbard ancestry. 

The price of the cloth edition is $10, or in richer binding at increased 

The Ancestors of Lt. Thomas Tkacy, of Norwich, Conn., by Lt 
Chas. S. Ripley, U. S. N. 8 vo, pp. 100. 

Lt. Ripley has prepared a very readable account of the ancesjry of 
Sir Paul. Tracy of Stan way, Gloucestershire, but has to our mind en- 
tirely failed to show in his book that Lt. Thomas Tracy of Norwich, was 
a son of Sir Paul. 

As far as the reader can learn from the pages of the volume, Lt. 
Thomas is supposed to be a son of Sir Paul because his father was Rich- 
ard Tracy of Stan way and this Richard Tracy could only have had one 
grandson who could have been the Thomas of Norwich. 

There is, we believe, a well authenticated tradition, that Lt. Thomas 
Tracy was the grandson of Richard Tracy of Stan way. Lt. Thomas 
Ripley does not state that tlie Stan way mentioned was also said to be in 
Gloucester although such is to be presumed. If the shire was named 
in the tradition why does the lieutenant fail to state so? There wa- 
another Stan way and in a county whence a great part of our early 



settlers came from, /. e., Essex, in direct contrast to -Gloucester, whose 
people, if em in.! ants to this "country in early days, are more frequently 
found in the south. 

Has L(. Ripley investigated the chances of a Richard Tracy of Stan- 
way in Essex ? 

The statement made 'on page 16, (hat Lt. Thomas Tracy would have 
been apt to have concealed the identity of his father with Sir Paul is 
ridiculous. Had he such a parentage his position if the colony would 
have been improved and lie would have eagerly sought to have estah- 
lished such a connection even if more remote. Moreover, lit. Thomas 
was a carpenter and while it is true baronets with large families were 
often obliged to put their younger sons to a trade, it is more likely he 
would have been established in some mercantile business rather than put 
to the trade of a carpenter. The work Lt. Ripley has done is indeed 
praiseworthy but shows too eager an attempt to claim an ancestry not as 
yet proven, but an ancestrv, which is probably common to very many 
New England families, in whole or part, so his labor has not been in 

Copies of the book may be had of VV. K. Watkins, 8 Somerset St., 
Boston, at $2. .50. 

Register of Membkrs of the (Mass.) Society of Sons of the 
Revolution, Etc. Cloth. 8vo. pp. xxii-117. 

The S. R. have as usual presented their membership rolls in attrac- 
tive form. An account of the service of each propositus is given, and, 
as an aid to outsiders, an index to such persons is also added. 

The interesting account of the work of the society, embellished with 
illustrations, shows that the society is active and enthusiastic. Tablets 
have been placed marking the site of the famous " Green Dragon Tav- 
ern," on the old " Powder House" in Somerville, and the wharf, Grif- 
fin's, where the "Tea Party" came oft*. Besides these tablets the site 
of the home of Samuel Adams has been marked. 

A History of the Putnam Family in England and America. 

Recording the ancestry and descendants of John Putnam oi Danvers, 
Mass., Jan Poutnam of Albany, N. Y., Thomas Putnam of Hart lord. 
Conn. By Eben Putnam. Salem, Mass. Vol. I. Cloth. 8vo. pp. 

The present volume contains a record of six generations oi the de- 



scendants of John Putnam of Danvers, who was baptised at Wingravi*, 
Bucks, 17 Jan., 1579—80, and died at Salem, that part now Danvois, 
30 Dec, 1662. John Putnam was a man of energy and ureal natural 
powers. Few men of GO years of age would have ventured to cms* 
the ocean and embark in the enterprise of a new settlement in a m v, 
country. His descendants have multililed to great numbers and are 
found throughout the world. The sketch of the ancestry of the emi- 
grant is quite instructive and shows a proven descent from William 
Puttenham of Puttenham, who lived about 1400, and a probable descenl 
from earlier Puttenhams of the same locality. To this family belonged 
George Puttenham, who in Elizabeth's time wrote the "Arte of Poesie," 
and considerable space is devoted to that worthy, many episodes in hi- 
life being here described for the first time in print. 

The history of the family in England has been compiled by Mr. Put- 
nam personally from the various classes of records in England, and is 
further illustrated by a chart showing descendants of William Putteu- 
ham for nine generations through the elder and younger lines. 

There are nearly a score of illustrations inserted in the book includ- 
ing an authentic coat of arms. 

The following volume or volumes will contain the continuation of the 
history of the descendants of John Putnam with some account of tin- 
families of Jan Poutman and Thomas Putnam and others of the name. 
Price, $15. 



Dr. Alvan Talcott died at Guilford, Conn., Jan. 17, 1891, where he 
had settled about 1840. He was a successful physician. His gene- 
alogical studies while at Guilford covered the labors of half a century. 
He compiled the pedigrees, as far as possible, of the original settlers of 
Guilford, commencing more than two hundred and fifty years ago, and 
continuing down to 1888. This manuscript work, which gives the names 
of more than twenty-live thousand individuals, fills an imperial quarto 
and is deposited I have been told, in the library of the New Haven 
Historical Soci ety . 

Dr. Talcott was a graduate of Yale, and also of the Yale Medical 
School. Previous to his death, when eighty years old, he gave $2r>,000 
to Yale University to endow a Professorship of Greek. 

While studying the P>ishop and Holmes' genealogies, 1 obtained from 
Dr. Talcott, by contract, his autographic copy of the Guilford-Bishop 
families as far as he had followed John Bishop's line, from which many 
well-known citizens descended. 

Believing that genealogical and historical students will appreciate the 
possession of a printed copy of Dr. Talcott's manuscript notes relating 
to one of the chief founders of Guilford, Conn., I offer this to Putnam's 
Monthly Historical Magazine for publication. 

Nathaniel Holmes Bishop. 
. Lake George, Warren Co., N. Y. 

The letter s. stands for single; s. p., without issue. 

1. Johx Bishop, of Guilford, Connecticut, and his descendants to 
1888, as compiled by Alvan Talcott, M.D., A.M., of Guilford, Conn : 

Q John Bishop was one of the twenty-five immigrants who came over 
from England in Rev. Henry Whitfield's company, and one of the sign- 
ers of the Plantation Covenant on ship-board June 1, 1639. 

He was one of the men chosen by the planters to purchase the lands 
at Menunketuck, now Guilford, from the Indians ; was one of the mao- 
istrates of the plantation, and these magistrates had supreme power in 

(*)A 1 \ 


all civil matters, not being re ; ■> ible to England or any earthly 

Of his antecedents in England i have no knowledge. His wife's 
name was " f Anne," or, as we now write it, Anna. He died in February, 
16G1. His widow died April, 1676. 

Children : 

2 John, b. ; in. Susannah Goldham. 

3 Stephen, b. ; m. Tabitha Wilkinson. 

4 Bethya, b. ; m. James Steele, Esq. 

5 ^ - V - : , b. ; m. — — Hubbard. 

2. John Bishop married Dec. 13, 1650, Susannah Goldham, daugh- 
ter of Henry Goldham, of Guilford. He died Oct., 1683. She died 
Nov. 1, 1703. 

6 Mary, b. Sept. 20, 1652; in. John Hodgkin. 

7 John, b. 1655; m. Elizabeth Hitchcock. 

8 Susannah, h. 1657 ; m. Moses Blatchley. 

9 Elizabeth, b. 1660; m. John Scranton. 

10 Daniel, b. 1663; m. Hannah Bradley. 

11 Nathaniel, b. 1666 ; in. Mercy Hughes. 

12 Samuel, b. Oct. 23, 1670; m. Abigail Witmoor. 

13 Sarah, b. Jan. 22, 1674. 

14 Abigail, b. Jan. 25, 1681 ; m. Samuel Lee. 

3. Stephen Bishop, of Guilford, married May 4, 1654, Tabitha 
"Wilkinson, of Bermuda, who died Dec. 21, 1692. He died in Guilford 
June, 1690. 

15 Stephen, b. Dec. 20, 1655 ; m. Hannah Bartlett.- 

16 Tabitha, b. Sept. 14, 1657; m. Nathaniel Foote. 

17 Caleb, b. Jan. 24, 1660 ; m. Lydia Evarts. 

18 Darnel, b. Dec. 8, 1663. 

19 Mehitabel, b. Sept. 12, 1668 ; m. John Whitehead. 

20 Hannah, b. March 27, 1671. 

% 21 Josiah, b. March 20, 1674. ' 

22 Ebenezer, b. Aug. 5, 1675 ; m. Ann Latimer. 

23 James, b. Aug. 18, 1678 ; m. Thankful Pond. 

7. John Bishop married, first, July 3, 1689, Elizabeth Hitchcock, 
who died March 14, 1712; he married, second, Nov. 18, 1713, Mary 
Johnson, of New Haven. He died in Guilford, Nov. 25, 1731. 

24 Elizabeth, b. Oct. 14, 1690; m. Samuel Scranton. 

25 John, b. Aug. 12, 1692; m. Abigail Spinning. 



26 Ann, b. Feb. 15, 1G95 ; m. David Field/ 

27 David, b. June 6, 1C97 ; m. widow Dorothy Stanley. 

28 Jonathan, b. Nov. 8, 1G99 ; m. Hannah Chittenden. 

29 Mary, b. Dee. —, 1700 ; m. Caleb Jones. 

30 Deborah, b. Feb. 19, 1702. 

^-31 Nathaniel, b. May G, 1704; m. Margaret Blinn. 

32 Timothy, b. 1708; m. Hannah Blinn. 

By second wife : 

33 William, b. Oct. 18, 1714 ; m. Patience . 

34 Enos, b. May 26, 1717; m. Abigail Burgis. - 

35 Esther, b. Feb. 24, 1719. 

36 Mercy, b. May 7, 1722; m. Abraham Dowd. 

)(&. Daniel Bishop married, first, 1688, Hannah Bradley, born Sept. 
1, 1674, and died Dec. 16, 1692. He married, second, July 16, 1.693, 
Mary Hall, daughter of John Hall and Elizabeth Smith, of Guilford, 
born Oct. 30, 1672. She died Dec. 7, 1755. He died in Guilford, 
April 17, 1751. 

37 Hannah, b. May 14, 1689 ; m. Nathaniel Nott. 

38 Deborah, b. 1690. 

39 Dorothy, b. 1G92 ; m. Ephraim Pierson. 

By second wife : 

40 Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1694; m. Abraham Parmelee. 

41 Esther, b. Aug. 14, 1696 ; m. Joseph Benton. 

42 Daniel, b. May 6, 1700 ; m. Abigail Dudley. 

43 Rachel, b. May 29, 1704 ; m. Hiland Hall. 

44 Thankful, b. May 7, 1708 ; d. s. May 9, 1784. 

45 . Submit, b. April 25, 1713; m. Thomas Alvord. 

- 9. Nathaniel Bishop married Feb. 9, 1693, Mercy Hughes, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Hughes and Mary Dowd, of Guilford, born May 20, 
1676. He died in Guilford, May 1, 1714. She died Dec. 7, 1760. 

46 Nathaniel, b. Nov. 17, 1693; m. Abigail Stone. - 

47 Samuel, b. July 20, 1695 ; m. Hannah Hall. 
.48 Mary, b. Nov. 27, 1697; d. in infancy. 

49 Ebenezer, b. Sept. 22, 1701 ; m. Mehitabel Chittenden. 

50 Experience, b. April 2, 1705. 

51 Temperance, b. April 29, 1709 ; m. Nathaniel Lee. 

• 10. Susannah Bishop married Moses Blatchley, of Guilford, son of 



Thomas Blatchley and Susannah Ball, of Guilford, born March 29, 
1650, he died in Guilford, Oct. 15, 1693. She died Oct., 1729. 

Moses, b. Jan. 10, 1678 ; m. Sarah Benton. 

David, b. June 23, 1679 ; d. in inf. 

Mehitabel, b. March 13, 1682; d. March 5, 1683. 

Mehitabel, b. Jan. — , 1683 ; d. s. March 6, 1751. 

Abraham, b. Sept. 24, 1684; m. Elizabeth Stone. 

Abigail, b. Dec. 10, 1686 ; d. s. April 15, 1755. 

David, b. June 23, 1689 ; m. Abigail Hand. 

Joshua, b. April 14, 1692 ; m. Mary Field. 

Bial, b. Feb. 1, 1694; no children; d. Jan. 15, 1763. 

11. Elizabeth Bishop married Dec. 16, 1691 , as his third wife, John 
Scranton, of Guilford. She died Ausv, 1727. -John Scranton died in 
Guilford Sept. 2, 1703. 

Elizabeth, b. Nov. 4. 1692; m. William Rowlson. 
Anna, b. Dec. 27, 1693; m. F^benezer Munger. 
Ebenezer, b. March 16, 1696; m. Ann Rowlson. 
Deborah, b. Dec. 3, 1697 ; m. Abel Chittenden. 

12. Samuel Bishop married April 20, 1697, Abigail Witmoor. He 
died February 17, 1753. She died March 30, 1762; residence, Guil- 

. 52 Samuel, b. Mar. 14, 1699; m. Mehitabel Spencer. 

53 Abigail, b. April 19, 1701 ; m. Gideon Chittenden. 

54 Susannah, b. Jan. 12, 1704; m. Samuel Chittenden. 

55 Catharine, b. July 23, 1710; m. David Field. 

56 Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1716 ; m. James Landon. 

57 Mercy, b. Aug. 4, 1717; m. Joel Bissell. 

I 14. Abigail Bishop married Sept. 18, 1706, Samuel Lee, of Guil- 
ford, son of Edward Lee and Elizabeth Wright, born June 25, 1681.* 
He died Aug. 26, 1727. She died June 5, 1751. 

Susannah, b. June 23, 1707 ; d. Oct. 20, 1707. 
Abigail, b. June 22, 1710 ; m. John Benton. 
Samuel, b. April 22, 1718; m. Ruth Morse. 

15. Capt. Stephen Bishop married, in 1679, Hannah Bartlett, daugh- 
ter of George Bartlett and Mary Chittenden, of Guilford, born Nov. 5, 
1658. They removed to Bolton in Tolland county, Conn. 
• 58 Joseph, b. Sept. 25, 1680; m. Elizabeth Stone. 



59 Stephen, b. - 

60 Hannah, b. — 

61 Rachel, b. — 

62 Ben jam in, b. 

63 Abraham, b. • 

— , 1682; m. Sarah Stevens. 

— , 1 686 ; m. Sergt. James Evarts. 

-, 1688 ; m. John Lees. 

; m. Elizabeth'Blhm. 

64 Daniel, b. 1696; m. Sarah Stone. 

16. Tabitha Bishop married Nathaniel Foote, of Wethersfield, son 
of Nathaniel Foote and Ruth Denring, of Wethersfield . They removed 
to New Haven and afterwards to Branford, Conn. 


17. Caleb Bishop married Aug. 19, 1692, Lydia Evarts, daughter 
of James Evarts and Lydia Goodrich, of Guilford, horn about 1675. 
He died in Guilford, May 19, 1732. She died Dee. 27, 1750. 

65 Lydia, b. July 23, 1694; d. s., Dec. 27, 1776. 

22. Ebenezer Bishop married Nov. 30, 1699, Ann Latimer, daugh- 
ter of John Latimer and Mary Robinson, of Wethersfield, who died Oct. 
6, 1752; he died Feb., 1744. 

6G Ann, b. April 10, 1701 ; d. s., Oct. 15, 1761. 

67 Josiah, b. Nov. 1, 1703; m. Hannah Chittenden. 

68 Joshua, b. , 1704 ; m. Silence Crampton. 

69 Ebenezer, b. , 1707 ; m. Sarah Stevens. 

70 Caleb, b. Oct., 1714; m. Abigail Parmelee. 

71 Experience, b. Feb. 1, 1718; d. Feb. 25, 1718. 

72 Lemuel, b. Oct. 28, 1719 ; d. inf. 

73 Elisha, b. Aug. 6, 1723; d. inf. 

23. James Bishop married Sept. 7, 1727, Thankful Pond, of Stam- 
ford, Conn., who died Feb., 1747. He died in Guilford, July 2, 1739. 

74 Lois, b. June 7, 1729 ; m. Bates. 

75 James, b. July 22, 1732 ; m. Silence Dowd. 
76 '; Tabitha, b. July 23, 1734; m. Daniel Bishop. 
77 Nathaniel, b. , 1736; m. Abigail Francis. 

24. Elizabeth Bishop married Jan. 30, 1712, Samuel Scranton, of 
Guilford, son of Thomas and Deborah Scranton, of Guilford, born 
■ ; he died in Guilford, March 18, 1750. 

Elizabeth, b. Aug. 20, 1713; m. Eliphalet Hall. 
Thomas, b. May 28, 1715; m. Mary Parmelee. 
Hannah, b. Oct. 14, 1716; m. Eleazar Evarts. 
Samuel, b. March 24, 1720; m. Mary Fitch. 


Timothy, b. May , 1722 ; m. Abigail Torrey. 

Abraham, b. 1724; m. Beulah Seward. 
Sarah, b. 1726; m. Thomas Stone. 
Lucy, b. 1723; d. Dee. 16, 1730. 

2b. John Bishop married July 1, 1719, Abigail Spinning, daughter 
of John Spinning and Rachel Savage, of Guilford, born May 17, 1699. 
She died Feb. 22 , 1751. He died, in Guilford, Jan. 28, 1752. 

78 Prudence, b. July 25, 1722 ; d. s., Aug. 2, 1740. 

79 Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1725 ; d. s., Sept. 19, 1754. 

80 Rachel, b. Feb. 23, 1727; d. s., Dec. 1, 1750. 

81 John, b. April 10, 1729; m. Hannah Hotchkin. 

82 Abigail, b. Oct. 8, 1731 ; m. Dr. Nathaniel AYaldron. 

26. Ann Bishop married Jan. 13, 1720, David Field, of Guilford, 
son of Ebenezer Field and Mary Dudley, of Guilford, born Dec. 2. 
1697. After her death be married, second, Catharine Bishop (No. 55). 

Sarah, b. Dee. 12, 1722 ; m. Nathaniel Crampton. 
Benjamin, b. Nov. 20, 1726; d. Dec, 1745. 
David, b. July 31, 1728; m. Anna Stone. 
> Ichabod, b. Jan. 8, 1731 ; d. March 30, 1751. 

27. David Bishop married May 17, 1724, Deborah (or Dorothy?) 
Stanley, widow of Thomas Stanley. She died Feb. 11, 1775. He 
died in Guilford, Aug. 20, 1773. 

83 Deborah, b. Jan. 17, 1725; m. Jehiel Evarts. 

84 Huldah, b. Aug. 5, 1726; d. Sept. 15, 1735. 

85 David, b. Sept. 20, 1728 ; m. Andrea Fowler. 

86 Chloe, b. July 15, 1730 ; m. Handy Bnshnell. 

87 Sarah, b. Aug. 18, 1736; m. Miles Hall. 

28. Jonathan Bishop married Hannah Chittenden. They removed 
to Litchfield, Conn. 

88 Sibyl, b. Nov. 5, 1730. ' . 

89 Jonathan, b. Nov. 23, 1732. 

90 Lucy, b. June 22, 1735 ; d. March 6, 1737. 

91 Silvanus, b. April 23, 1738. 

92 Jane, b. Dec. 20, 1740. 

29. Mary Bishop married Caleb Jones, of Guilford, July 15, 1723. 
and died s. p., Jan. 23, 1724. 



31. Nathaniel Bishop married Dec. 19, 1727, Margaret Blin. She 
died May 29, 1766. He died in Guilford, April 11, 1778. 

93 Reuben, b. April 19, 1729 ; m. Ann Wright. 

. 94 Nathaniel, b. Nov. 3, 1731 ; d. s., July 21, 1775. 

95 Peggy, b. Jan. 1, 1736 ; d. s., 1814. 

96 Benjamin, b. ; killed by a fall. 

32. Timothy Bishop married, first, April 2G, 1728, Hannah Blin. 
She died Oct. 31, 1756, and he married, second, Feb. 15, 1770, widow 
Abigail Ingraham. He removed to Durham, Conn., and died in 1794. 

97 Timothy, b. July 26, 1729 ; d. inf. 

98 Jonas, b. March 28, 1731 ; m. Phebe Crane. 

99 Mary, b. Dec. 26, 1732; m. Jared Seward. 

100 Hannah, b. Nov. 26, 1734; m. John Norton. / 

101 Lucy, b. March 21, 1737 ; d. s. 

102 Zebulon, b. May 22, 1739; no heirs. 

103 Sarah, b. April 22, 1741 ; m. Eber Watrous. 

104 Clarissa, b. . 

-, and removed to Dur- 

33. William Bishop married Patience — - — 
ham, Conn. 

105 Silvanus, b. July 16, 1738. 

106 Ann, b. May 29, 1740 ; in. Samuel Squire. 

107 Huldah, b. June 24, 1742; m. David Squire. 

108 Charles, b. July 26, 1744. 

109 William, b. Aug. 11, 1746. 

110 Prudence, b. March 8, 1749; m. David Curtiss. 

111 Rhoda, b. March 21, 1754. 

112 Rosanna, b. July 2,1756. 

113 Tryphena, b. Feb. 1, 1761. 

34. Enos Bishop married Dec. 15, 1742, Abigail Burgis, daughter 
of Thomas Burgis and Mary Wright, born in 17J4. She died in 1802. 
He died in Guilford, April, 1802. 

• 114 Seba, b. Sept. 11, 1743 ; d. Jan. 26, 1765. 

115 Thomas, b. Jan. 8, 1747; m. Ann Francis. 

116 Abigail, d. Dec. 9, 1748. 

117 Rachel, m. Zebulon Hale. 

118 Johnson, b. July 29, 1749 ; m. Lucy Leete. 

119 Abigail, b. July 29, 1749 ; m. Ebenezer Bragg. 

120 Anna, b. 1752; d. s., Aug. 1, 1806. 



121 Bildad, bp. Dec. 28, 1760; d. inf. 

122 Abner, bp. Aug. 7, 1763 ; m. Thankful Buell. 

123 Sarah, bp. June 19, 1768; m. Aaron Roberts. 

124 Eli, bp. Jan. 20, 1771 ; d. March 2, 1799. 

125 Burgis, b. 1775; d. Nov. 26, 1783. 


36. Mercy Bishop married May 7, 1746, Abraham Dowd, son of 
Abraham Dowd and Sarah Dowd, of Guilford, born April 25, 1718. He 
died in Guilford, Oct. 28, 1801. She died Dec. 3, 1793. 

Anna, b. March 22, 1747; m. Benj. Bartlett. 

Reuben, b. Feb. 25, 1749; m. Polly Griffin. 

Ruth, b. July 27, 1751 ; m. Phineas Dudley. 

Eber, b. May 29, 1754; d. s., in the war, 1776. 

Olive, b. Jan. 3, 1757 ; m. Joseph Wilcox. 

Henry, b. Aug. 9, 1759 ; m. Abigail Dudley. 

Lemuel, b. Aug. 9, 1759 ; d. s.-, in the war, Nov., 1776. 

39. Dorothy Bishop married Epbraim Pierson, of Guilford. 

Hannah, b. May 20, 1713. 
Mary, b. Sept. 3, 1720. 
Nathaniel, b. Sept. 13, 1722. 
Sarah, b. Aug. 5, 1724. 
Eunice, b. July 13. 1726. 

Ephraim, b. Sept. 21, 1728 ; in. Submit . 

Submit, b. Oct. 8, 1732. 

40. Mary Bishop married Dec. 10, 1715, Abraham Parmelee, of 
Guilford, son of Isaac Parmelee and Elizabeth Hiland, of Guilford, born 
May i8, 1692. He died in Guilford, Sept. 29, 1752. 

Abraham, b. April 28, 1717; m. Mary Stanley. 

Mary, b. July 27, 1718 ; in. Thomas Scranton. 

Sarah, b. June 2, 1720 ; m. Beriah Bishop. 

Mindwell, b. May 28, 1722. 

Lois, b, Oct. 14, 1724; d. Nov. 30, 1731. 

Rebecca, b. Dec. 22, 1726; d. Feb. 1, 1732. 

Silas, b. Aug. 22, 1728 ; m. Leah Collins. 

Lucy, b. July 12, 1729; m. Daniel Hill. 

Chloe, b. April 26, 1731. 

Aaron, b. April 12, 1733; m. Sarah Graves. 

Rebecca, b. July 9, 1737. 

41. Esther Bishop married Nov. 27, 1729, Joseph Benton, of Guil- 




ford, son of James Benton and Hannah Bushnell. He died in Guil- 
ford, Sept. 17, 1752. She died Sept. 29, 1752. 

Esther, b. Dec. 1, 1730; m. Phineas Fowler. 
Eliakim, b. March 31, 1732; d. s., Dec. 10, 1755. 
Eli ha, b. 1734; m. Sarah Lyman. 

42. Daniel Bishop married March 1, 1727, Abigail Dudley, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Dudley and Tabitha Avered, of Guilford, born March 
10, 1704. She died Dec. 17, 1772. He died Aug. 8, 1788. 

126 Mabel, b. Jan. 6, 1729 ; m. Joseph Stone. 

127 Amos, b. June 2, 1733. 

128 Miles, b. June 25, 1739. 

129 Ana, b. Oct. 17, 1742 ; d. Sept. 23, 1751. 

130 Daniel, b. July 8, 1746. _.'-... 

131 Lucy, b. Oct. 27, 1750 ; d. April 21, 1751. 

43. Rachel Bishop married March 17, 1725, Hi land Hall, of Guil- 
ford, son of Dea. Thomas Hall and Mary Hiland, of Guilford, born 
Sept. 20, 1703. He died June 14, 1781. 

Thomas, b. Feb. 11, 1726; m. Phebe Blatchley. 
Hiland, b. April 20, 1727 ; d. Feb. 6, 1746. 
Rachel, b. Sept. 27, 1728; d. Oct. 23, 1728. 
Abraham, b. Sept. 3, 1730 ; m. Jerusha Bowen. 
Gilbert, b. Nov. 26, 1732; m. Hannah AVbedon. 
Thankful, b. Jan. 19, 1735 ; m. Gideon Hall. 
Stephen, b. Sept. 5, 1739 ; m. Abigail Sexton. 
Eber, b. Dec. 5, 1741 ; m. Mary Shelley. 

46. Nathaniel Bishop married Dec. 12, 1720, Abigail Stone, daugh- 
ter of William Stone and Hannah Woulfe, of Guilford, born Dec. 1, 

1697. She died Sept. 13, 1758. Capt. Nathaniel Bishop died Sept. 
24, 1769. 

132, Rhoda, b. Oct. 31, 1721 ; m. Joseph Chittenden. 

133 Beriah, b. April 9, 1724 ; m. Lucy Morse. 

134 F:iizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1727 ; d. inf. 

135 Abigail, b. Nov. 19, 1731 ; m. John Scovell. 

136 Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1738; m. Samuel Robinson. 

137 Levi, b. March 22, 1743 ; d. Nov. 25, 1760. 

47. Samuel Bishop married Oct. 3, 1721, Hannah Hall, daughter 
of Dea. Thomas Hall and Mary Hiland, of Guilford, born March 25, 
1696. She died Nov. 16, 1766. He died in Guilford, Feb. 24, 1771. 




138 Samuel, b. Nov. 12, 1722 ; m. Hannah Page. 

139 Hannah, b. July 22. 1724. 

140 Mary, b. April 8, 172G ; s. 

141 Experience, b. April 25, 1729 ; s. d. Nov., 1757. 

142 Sarah, b. Jan. 7, 1732; d. inf. 

143 Rebecca, b. Jan. 7, 1732 ; cl. Feb. 17, 1732. 

144 Submit, b. Nov. 27, 1734. 

145 Thankful, b. March 24, 1737; -s. d. Aug. 8, 1794. 

146 Jesse, b. Oct. 20, 1739 ; m. Anna Barnes. 

49. Ebenezer Bisbop married Oct. 5, 1727, Mehitabel Chittenden, 
daughter of Joseph Chittenden and Elizabeth Pierce, of Guilford, born 
Sept. 30, 1712. He died in Guilford, Jan. 26, 1788. 

147 Abiah,b. March 26, 1730; m. Ruth Snow. 

148 Temperance, b. March 1, 1732; m. Giles Chittenden. 

149 Mabel, b. Dec. 17, 1733. 

150 Amos, b. May 5, 1735 ; d. inf. 

151 I^zra, b. Nov. 27, 1736; d. inf. 

152 Ebenezer, b. March 1, 1738; d. inf. 

153 Eber, b. Sept. 1, 1740. . 

154 Beulah, b. Dec. 10, 1742 ; m. Thomas Fowler. 

155 James, b. Jan. 3, 1745; m. Elizabeth Wetmore. ' 

156 Nathan, b. May 6, 1747. 

157 Olive, b. June 6, 1749 ; m. Noah Griswold. 

158 Neriah, b. Aug. 28, 1751 ; m. Rachel Stone. ■ 

159 Jared, b. Aug. 17, 1753; of Tyringham, Mass. 
t 160 Luther, b. Aug. 20, 1755; ofN. Y. State. 

51. Temperance Bishop married April 30, 1728, Nathaniel Eee, of 
Guilford, son of John Lee and Elizabeth Crampton, of Guilford, born 
Dec. 22, 1704. He died Dec. 30, 1753. She died March 29, 1751. 

Temperance, b. Jan. 19, 1729; d. inf. 
James, b. Sept. 2, 1730; d. March 19, 1751. 
Nathaniel, b. April 11, 1735 ; m. Mabel Meigs. 
Experience, b. Sept. 10, 1737. 
Timothy, b. Feb. 22, 1740; d. Oct. 7, 1753. 
Simeon, b. July 16, 1745; d. s., Dec. 22, 1771. 
Phineas, b. Oct. 17, 1747 ; d. s., Aug. 2, 1770. 
Temme, b. March 11, 1750; d. s., March 17, 1770. 

(To be continued.) 






Brunswick was incorporated in 1738. The following year Merepoint 
was set off from North Yarmouth to form a part of Brunswick. 

Those entries starred are crossed out in the original. Where no place 
is given Brunswick was the residence. 

"Samuel Gatchel and Joanna Drisco, 24 March, 1740. 

*John Ross and Ezelpeney Storr, 27 June, 1741. 

Thomas Barrey and Bathsheba Attwood, of Falmouth, 12 Dec, 1741. 

(Philine Darken, daughter of Dr. Samuel Darken and Hannah his 
wife, departed this life 19 Dec, 1775. Dr. Durken died 30 June, 1784.) 

Seproii Cornish and Anne Woole, 24 Sept., 1742. 

Philip Jenkens and Sarah Brown, 4 Oct., 1742. 
"John Gatchel and Mary Barber, of Falmouth, 6 Nov., 1742. 

John Ross and Mary Hall, both of Sebascode^an, 31 Dec, 1742. 

James Potter and Margaret Dulap, both of Topsham, 14 Dec, 1743* 

David Stanwood and Mary Reed, of Topsham, 30 Dec, 1743. 

David Jenkins and Mercy Aston, 17 May, 1744. 

Clemont Hinkly and Sarah Smith, 9 Aug., 1744. 

Benj. Thompson and Abigail Filbrook, of Georgetown, 17 Sept., 1744. 

James Purrinton of Boston and Ezephen Tar,, of Merrvconeao-, in 
North Yarmouth, 1 Sept., 1744. 

(D — J-in-then) of Georgetown and Elizabeth Hebron, 12 Feb., 

Joseph Smith and Patience Wood, of Berwick, 7 Sept., 1745. 

Jacob Anderson of North Yarmouth and Agnes Spinney, 12 Sept., 

Isaac Hall of Sebascodeiran and Johanna Coombs, 18 Nov., 1745. 

Aaron Hinkley and Mrs. Mary Larrabee, 18 Jan., 1745-6. 

*Mr. George Fisher of his majesty's fort at Richmond and Elizabeth 
Willson, 22 May, 1746. 

Alexander Willson and Katherine Swainsy, 19 Aug., 1746. 

Francis Smith and Elizabeth Herald, 21 Feb., 1746-7. 

. . (251) 


John Cornish and Rebecca Spooner, 19 March, 1746-7. 

Capt. William Woodsid and Jean Christy of Boston, 30 April, 1747. 

Abijah Young of York and Mary McXeess, of Merryconeag, 2 July, 

•.Thomas Stodard and Mary Catton, 1747. 

John Reed of Topsham and fSusanna Stanwood, 20 Jan., 1747-S. 

William Malcum of Georgetown and Elizabeth Smart, 5 Feb., 

Jona. Webber of North Yarmouth and Margery Combs, 14 May; 

William Tarr of Merryconeag and Sarah Feney,} not in bounds of 
any town, 11 July, 1748. 

Peter Woodward and Judith Getchel, 13 Aug., 1748. 

William Gamon of Falmouth, and Dorcas Getchell, 29 Aug., 1748. 

James Uoye and Hannah Mather of North Yarmouth, 22 Nov., 1748. 

Reuben Tuper and Anna Wooden of Topsham, 9 Dec, 1748. 

John Dunlap and Jennat Wark, of Birch Island, 12 Dec, 1748. 

Charels Smeth and Lydia Woodeen, of Topsham, 17 Dec, 1748. 

William Stanwood and Elizabeth Reed, of Topsham, 7 Jan., 1748. 

James Beviridge and Jean White, of Georgetown, 6 Feb., 1748-9. 

*Pampy Larrabee and Priscilla Malcum, of Georgetown, 16 June, 

Daniel Levit, of Hingham, and Susanna Hall, of Sebascodegan, with- 
out bounds of any town, 19 June, 1749. 

Samuel Lumbert and Sara Fink, 3 July, 1749. 

William Willson, of Topsham and Isabella Larrabee, 29 July, 1749. 

William Patton and Eleanor Mcfarland, 12 Aug., 1749. 

John Mustard, of Topsham and Sarah Jackson, of Falmouth, 29 Aug., 

Thos. Means, of Biddeford and Alice Finney, 26 Sept., 1749. 

John Oulton, Esq., and Mary Larrabee, 29 Sept., 1749. 

Samuel Kennady, of Newcastle and Mary Simpson, 4 Oct., 1749. 

Isaac Hinkly and Agnes Smith, 31 Dec, 1749. 

Andrew Mcphaddeen, of Georgetown and Abigail Mustard, of Tops- 
ham, 29 June, 1750.' 

t From here on the clerk has universally given the title of Mrs. to the women and Mr. to the 

JThat part of Merrieoneag neck between Brunswick and North Yarmouth bounds. 

(To he continued.) 

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Robert Preble of Denton, the elder, carpenter. 

Will dated 2 March, 1634; proved 7 July, 1635. Son Robert Pre- 
ble, £20. Son Abraham Preble, £20. Daughter Elenor Benjamin, 
£6. Daughter Frances Jacob, £8. Daughter Margaret Preble, £4. 
Brother Richard Preble and son Robert Preble to be executors 
and they are authorized to sell house and lands to meet the legacies. 

Wit. by Mary Bushell, Lawrence Carington. 

Arch. Kent., 69-85. 

Edward Brattle of Tenterden, clothier; nuncupative will proved 

1634. Sister Mary by his mother's side, wife of John Cutsole. Mar- 
garet. Miller of Cumberwell, his sister by his father's side. Brother, 
by his mother's side, John Plumerden. Brother John Brattle of 
Gowdhurst, executor. Arch. Kent., 69. 

Stephen Plumer of Alkham, Kent, yeoman. Will dated 10 Nov., 
1631 ; proved 24 Jan., 1631. Daughter Margaret Plumer £150 when 
20 or married. Brother William Plumer, for his son Stephen, 
when 21. Wife executrix. Thirty acres in Brucklands, Kent, in 
case his daughter should die to go to his brother Thomas Plumer of 
Cranbrook. .—. 

Witnessed by Martin Miller and Thomas Plumer. 

Arch. Kent., 68-189. 

Thomas Cleiveland ; will dated 10 July, 1635; proved 25 July, 

1635. To be buried at Whitstable. Wife Joane. Daughter Joane, un- 
der 20, a legacy (£4), given me by my father when my mother dies. 

Arch. Kent., 69-13. 

Canterbury Wills, from Streatfield MSS. British Museum. 

Add. MSS. 32,660-3. 

The references are to volumes in Canterbury registry. 

Henry Hudson of Egerton, yeoman ; will proved 23 Dec, 1595. 
To be buried in north chancel by side of wife Joane. Children John, 




Henry, George, (a daughter married to Gibert Dundye). Brother-in- 
law and his wife Alice. Brother Christopher Hudson and his wife 

Leonard Spkackling of Canterbury, gentleman ; will proved 23 

July, 1629. Old aunt Cooper; brother Henry; sister Graves; sun 

Sententia ; Jane Graves als. Spraekling, widow, sister of testator. 

• 49-176. 

Elizeus Martin of Cranbrook ; will proved 15 April, 1635. Mentions 
Thomas and Francis, children of cousin Stephen Rucke, cousins Wil- 
liam Plumer, Thomas Rucke, draper, of Essex, and Thomas Rucke, of 
London Bridge, Lawrence Judd. Andrew, son of Thomas Rucke ; 
John, son of John Rucke of Cranbrook. Brother Thomas Weller. 
Lands in Cranbrook which Peter Courtoppe has mortgaged to him. 


Dence Weller of Cranbrook ; clothier ; will proved 16 Sept., 1619. 
Wife Joane ; son Alexander ; son-in-law Thomas Hovenden and his 
wife Elizabeth. Brothers Weller and Hovenden. 45-65. 

Thomas Hovenden, alderman of Canterbury, to be buried near his 
only daughter Ann. Cousin Cropley, one of the daughters of sister 
Dorothy Batherst, late of Frittenden, deceased, and then wife of Luke 
Cropley of London; cousin Venebles of London, another daughter of 
said Dorothy ; cousin Mary Baker, one of the daughters of brother 
Richard Hovenden, deceased, and wife of John Baker of Cranbrook ; 
Anne, daughter of brother Stephen Sare. John, brother of Alexander 
Weller, deceased. Cousins Robert, Gyles and Thomas, sons of brother 
Gyles Hovenden, deceased. Thomas and John, sons of brother Richard 
Hovenden, deceased. Wife Sara. 

Proved 13 Jan., 1619. 45-72 

Sentkntia. Laurence Pitkyn of Sandwich, and Mary Pitkyn of 
Canterbury, children of Margaret Pitkyn als. Hovenden, deceased, a 
child of Richard Hovenden, deceased, a brother of the testator. Thomas, 
Robert, Elizabeth Bathurst, children of Dorothy Bat.hurst, sister of 
testator. Sarah, Maria, Martha, Margaret, children of Baker als. Ho- 
venden, sister of testator. Robert, son of John Hovenden, deceased, 
son of Robert'Hovenden, sr., deceased, brother of the testator. Marie 
and Elizabeth Courthope, children of Elizabeth Courthope als. Hoven- 



den, daughter of said John Hovenden, deceased, a brother of the tes- 
tator. Richard Holden, Mary Holden, als. King, and John Holden, 
children of Mary Holden, als. Hovenden, deceased, daughter of John 
Hovenden, deceased, a brother of the testator. Richard, Thomas, 
Elizabeth Bathnrst, children of Thomas Bathnrst, son of Elizabeth 
Bathnrst als. Hovenden, sister of the testator. John Bathurst, son of 
Elizabeth, deceased. 

Stephen Weller of Cranbrook, clothier; will proved 9 April, 
1635. Sons-in-law William Plumer, Thomas Rooke, Robert Taylor, 
sons Richard, John, Henry. Eldest sou Stephen. Wife Joane. Sons 
Richard, John, Alexander, Dense, Thomas, William or Henry. Daugh- 
ters Jane and Elizabeth. 

Sententia. Elenor Weller, als. Plumer, Mary Weller, als. Rooke, 
Joane Weller, als. Taylor; Jane and Elizabeth Weller, all children of 
testator. 51-90. 

William Sidey of St. Peters, Cheapside, London. Will 27 June, 
1711 ; proved 11 Aug., 1713, by relict Dorothy Sidey. To be buried 
near mother in Whitechapel. Two nephews Sidey and Edward Mar- 
riott, both of New England. 

Leeds, 195. Suff. Coll. Br. Mus. 


Richard Cage of Pakenham, co. Suffolk, a descendant of Cage of 
Walsham in the Willows, co. Suffolk, had sons Anthonv, and Svmou 
who was of St. Edmonsbury, Suffolk, and married a daughter of 
William Parke. 

Anthony above, of London, salter, is buried in Pakenham. His 
will is dated 24 August, 1581 ; proved 31 Oct., 1583. He was styled 
"" the younger" in 1576. His first wife was Elizabeth, daughter of 
Richard Dale of Walden, Had. 1561; his second Katherine ; his third 
Anne Heynes. By first wife he had Anthony of Long Stowe, Cam- 
bridge, son and heir, whose will, dated 21 Feb., 1604, was probated 12 
Nov., 1605. His children were Sir John, whose will was proved in 
1629, and who left a son Anthony; Anthony, will proved 1630; 
Thomas, William, Daniel, Dorothy, Ann, Margaret, Martha, and Mary. 
The latter, "the unfortunate daughter of Anthony Cage, Esq" had for 
her first husband Sir Isaac Appleton, her second Lawrence Cutler. She 
was buried 1615, at Waldingtield parva. 

Brit. Mus., Add. MSS., 15,520. 


I British M 
.3872, 33875. 5 


Harl. MSS. 1552. 

Add. MSS., 33857, 33869, 338' 

William Oldham of Brome, Suffolk, yeoman. Will dated 17 Feb., 
1539; proved 14 Mar., 1540, Arch. Sudbury. Names Henry Whip, 
pie and his daughter Margery. 

Issue, John, son and heir 1539. Margaret, married Henry Whyp- 
ple of Diekleboro, Norfolk. 
Henry Whypple "Dykleboro," married, first, Margaret Oldham. His 
second wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Royse of Cratford, 
Suffolk, oh. s. p. 1558. She was the widow of Thomas Ashley of 
Ipswich, whose will was proved 15 Oct., 1546. She names her 
brothers John and George Rouse. 
Issue by first wife. 
William of Diekleboro, had an inheritance of £500; married (licence 
3 June, 1562) Anne, daughter of Nicholas Thurston of Hoxton, and 
widow of John Derehaugh or Derowe, and sister of John Thurston 
of Hoxne, Suffolk, who died 28 Nov., 1607. 

His second wife was Katherine daughter of Liovde of London, 
vintner, by whom he had issue as follows : 

Anne, aged thirty, 11 James "sister and coheir of Thomas 
Whipple." She married Robert Bogas of Denham Hall in 
Brantham, Suffolk, 1612. Of Diekleboro, 1623. 
Marie, unmarried, aged and aged twenty-two, 11 James 1613- 
14 ; married George Gawdie of Claxton, Norfolk, son of 
Thomas, the younger, died 10 May, 1610; (eseh. ob. 3 Apr., 
11 James). Mentioned in will of Thomas Whipple the 
elder, 20 Oct., 1610. His sisters were his coheirs. 
Thomas, of Diekleboro. Had £150 per annum from his father. Will 
. at Norwich, dated 20 Oct., 1610, proved 3 Oct., 1612. Gives Old- 
hams to Francis le Grice his grandchild. He married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Thomas Jernegan. 

Issue, Henry, only son, 1610. His father in will "hopes God will 
restrain him." 

Margaret, married Christopher Le Grice of Herleston, died 
prior to 1610, leaving issue, 

Mary, grandchild of Thomas Whipple, married Owen 
Tasburgh, of Diekleboro and had one son William. 



Francis, died prior to 1668: married Sir Win. Plnyters, 
bart of Westminster, whose will proved 26 May, 1668, 
leaves lands in Dickleboro, to Mary Tasborouirh and 
her son William. Names Thomas Whipple his wife's 
grandfather. No issue. 
Ann, married William Heryng of Eye. She died 11 Mar., 1612. He 

died 18 Dec., 1570. Marriage licence, 26 Apr., 1549. 
Julian, married Thomas Chittock of Worham, Suffolk son and heir of 

Robert Chittock of Dickleboro. Haul; mss. 1560. 
Elizabeth, married as his third wife, YVni. Heme of Tibnanlong Rowe, 

Issue. John, died s. p, 9 a merchant and mercer in Ipswich. He 

married Mirable daughter of Edmund Knapp.* 
Henry, married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Knapp. His sec- 
ond wife was a Maggan. 
Richard, of Ipswich, aged thirty in 1660: married Jane, daughter 
of Edmond Knapp. He had issue, John. William. Thomas. 

Elizabeth, married Plummer. 
Margaret, married Baldwin. 




Charles Hill, the writer of the letter, was the ancestor of the Hill 
families who have been residents of Montville since its first settlement. 
Charles Hill first appears in New London about 1664, where he with 
Christopher Christophers formed a copartnership in trading. They were 
ship owners and made voyages to the Island of Barbadoes, and other 
distant ports, carrying on an extensive trade. 

Charles Hill married, as his second wife, Rachei, daughter of Major 
John Mason, deputy governor of Connecticut. His son Jonathan was 
one of the earliest settlers in the North Parish of New London, now 
Montville, and, at a time when the chief Onaneco was in imminent dan- 
ger of drowning, .saved his life. 

* Judith the wife of William Hubbart of Ipswich, N. E., was the daughter of John and Martha 
(Blosse) Knapp of Ipswich, Eug. 


To the Hono ble John Winthrop Esq., Govern 1 ' of his Majesties Col- 
lony of Connetticott, humbly present, Hartford. 

New London the 16 th of January ^ 

Hon 1 Sir, 

Hopeing there might bee sone oppertunity att Hartford for the 
conveyance of the inclosed for New Yorke, have made bould to trouble 
your Hon 1 ' with this my humble request that if oppertunity for convay- 
ance should present, you would be pleased to send the inclosed thither: 
Wee arived at New London tenn days agoe, but the greatest part of 
what was loaden on board us was consigned for New York, whereof 
the inclosed is for advice: the hard weather keeping us for present 
prisoners heare, and judge it some thing dangerous for a while to goe 
through the Sound. The Sad newse we brought from Barbadoes was 
unknown heare at our arival, and not knowing whether your Hon 1 ' have 
account of the same, thought good to advise the lamentable losse that 
was reported from England by tooe many good hands, about the third 
of September last a tire begunne in the City of London on pudding lane 
neare Tower Streete which continued and was strengthened by a strong 
South-East wind for lower dayes together, which hath utterly destroyed 
the greatest part of the city within the walls. From the Tower of 
London to Temple Barre by the Thames side not a house standing nor 
Church, nor wall in ninety parishes. St. Pauls, and the Royal Exchang 
burnt, the fire stopped in Fanchurch Streete, came up to Leadenhall 
and stopt there. Cornhill, Cheapside, Fleete Streete, and all back 
streets to the Thames burnt. Ludgate and Newgate and Christ Church 
hospital and downe to Alldersgate, all consumed, what remaynes within 
the walls is down Fanchurch Streete to Allgate. Leadenhall Streete and 
the wavy to Bushop's gate, and some small part twixt that inwards to 
Cripplegate, the rest of that glorious City is become a heape of ashes. 

The English Fleat was att Porchmouth and there about, and the 
duch, and French, reported to bee joined together. 

Sir I have not further to adde, craving pardon for this trouble, crave 
leave to subscribbe mvself 

your Honours most humble 

Servant to comand 

Charles Hill. 

The above letter is referred to by John Winthrop, Jr., in a letter, 
under date of 6 March, 166G-7, to Richard Nicolls, Governor of N. Y. 
He alludes to Hill as Mr. Charles Hill of New London, who was lately 
arrived from Barbadoes. — (See j). 115, 1 r ol. IV, Winthrop Pcq)ers.)Ev t 


{Continued from page 227.) 

1729. April 27; John Russell and Elisabeth, bis wife. Mehitable Allen. 
May 4, Abigail, wife of Ja. Cady. 

June 23, Sybil, d. of Jobn Parks. 
July 6, Sarah, wife of David Marsh. 

Sept. 7, Joseph Symonds and Mary, his wife, Mary, wife of Thomas 

1730. Jan. 4, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Bateman. 
April 26, Mary Loek. 

1731. May 2, Alice, wife of Jas. Bateman. 
Sept. 26, John Leavens aud Mary, his wife. 
Oct. 10, Mary, wife of Jos. Maghill. 

1732. July 2, Jemima, wife of John Younglove. 
Aug. 27, Martha, wife of Samuel Bloss. 

- 1733. Feb, 25, Hezekiah Cutler. 

April 27, Eunice, wife of Daniel Church. 

June 24, Stephen Spalding and Mary, his wife, Joseph Moffatt, Seth 
Cutler, Dorothy, wife of Peter . 

Aug. 29, Mary, wife of Richard Lilly. 

Dee. 16, Betty, wife of Jonathan Cady. 

1734. Julv 7, John Eaton and Rachel, his wife. 
July 28, Sarah, wife of Stephen Brown. 

Oct. 14, Mehitable, wife of Wm. Moffitt, Andrew Phillips, Jun., and 
Elisabeth, his wife. 

Oct. 20, Nath'l Patten and Anna, his wife. 
Nov. 3, Priscilla, wife of Thomas Bateman. 

1735. July 6, Sarah, d. of John Fisk, Amity, wife of Lebbeus Graves. 
Aug. 17, Jacob Baker. 

Sept. 7, Sarah, wife of Win. Johnson. 

1736. April 18, Peggy, wife of John Priest. 
May 2, John Church, and Amey, his wife. 

June 24, Ruth, wife of Thomas Whitmore, Susannah, wife of Hezekiah 

Nov. 7, Elisabeth, wife of Ephraim Whitmore. 

1737. June 26, Joseph Hutchins and Zerviah, his wife, Ruth Hutchins. 
Aug. 28, Samuel Knight and Rachel, his wife. 

Oct. 30, Elizabeth, d. of Serg. Ja. Leavens. 

1738. Oct. 15, David Lawrence. 

1739. April, 29, Cornelius AVhitney and Sarah, his wife. 
Aug. 26, Eunice, d. of Benjamin Bruce. 


2 GO 





1740. March 2, Elisabeth Bateman. 

April 20, Thomas Moffatt and Benjamin Leavens. 
May 4, Susanna, wife of John Church, 
June 8, Stephen Russell and Lucy, his wife. 

June 19, Bathsheba, wife of David Day, Elizabeth, wife of Benj. Cady, 
Bathsheba Johnson, widow. 

1741. May 3, Joseph Leavens, Jun. 

An' account of their names who have been married in the town of Killingly 
by J. Fisk, pastor of the church there : 
-- 1715. Nov. Wm. Larned and Hannah Briant. 

Dec. 21, Benjamin Leavens and Elisabeth Church. 

1716. March 28, Jacob Comins and Martha Brooks. 

1717. Jan. 15, Timothy Parkhurst and Elisabeth Cady. 
Jan. 22, Eleazer Bateman and Mary Aspimvall. 

Aug. 6, Edward Converse and Elisabeth Cooper. 
Aug. 14, Ebenezer Brooks and Sarah Childs. 

1718. April 8. William Spalding and Lydia Blanchard. 
May 14, Samuel Bixby and Martha Underwood. 
June 9, John Upham and Mary Lorton. 
Nov. 17, James Wilson, Jun., and Mehitable Leavens. 
Dec. 5, Thomas Whitmore, Jun., and Elizabeth Lee. 

1719. March 5, Daniel Fitch and Anna Cooke. 
April 9, Joseph Covell, Jun., and Hannah Lamb.-— 
Oct. 29, Jas. Craft, of Roxbury, and Susannah Warren of Pomfret. 
Nov. 23, Nicholas Blanchard, of Stafford, and Hannah Jarett of Swansea. 

1720. March 15, Moses Barrett and Abigail Trott. 
May 23, Moses Sweney and Mary Reed, widow. 
July 18, Daniel Bemis, Windham, and Ruth Winter of Killingly. 
July 20, Jabez Allen and Mehitable Moffatt. -f 
Nov. 9, Jacob Cummins and Abigal Wilson. 
Dec. 29, James Barnes and Elizabeth Lorton. 

1721. May 5, Samuel Utter and Joanna Preston. 
Dec. 20, Jabez Brooks and Mary Bateman. 

1722. Oct. 18, David Cady and Hannah Whitmore. < 
Nov. 25, Samuel Whitmore. and Mary Haskell. 

1723. Jan. 2, Joseph Warren, of Plainfield and Martha Bateman. 
Jan. 3, Edward Russell, of East Haven and Katherine Utter. 
Jan. 9, Isaac Jewett and Anne Bloss. 
Feb. 24. Nathaniel Blanchard and Katharine Briant. 

[To be continued.) . -7 vj 



Biographical Sketches of Richard Ellis, the first settler of 
Ashiield, Mass., and his descendants, compiled by E. R. Ellis, M.D. 
Cloth 8vo, pp. 483. Detroit, 1888. 

The work described above is not a new book and has been favorably 
commented upon by other journals, especially at the time of its publi- 
cation, but a few words of praise here are not amiss. 

Richard Ellis was an Irishman, born in Dublin, 16 Aug., 1704; his 
father, however, was a native of Wales, and was an officer in the army. 

When yet a lad he was sent to America and entered the family of a 
New England miller and later went to Easton, Mass., and married 
Jane, daughter of Capt. John Phillips. Ellis finally settled in Ashfield, 
then known as Hunts town. 

An exhaustive history of the beginnings of Ashfield, and £ene'd<>2;ieal 
accounts of its early settlers as well as many other interesting and val- 
liable items about Ashfield and vicinity, its churches, soldiers and pub- 
lic men, are included in the genealogy. 

The appendix contains an account of other Ellis families. To persons 
whose ancestors came from • Ashiield, this book is of real value and 
ought always to be consulted. 

The Boston Picture Book, a collection of views of Boston and 
vicinity, published by Irving P. Fox, is well worth the price of fifty 
cents charged for it. The more than one hundred views form an inter- 
esting souvenir of Boston. 

Documentary Material Relating to the History of Iowa. 
Nos. 1 and 2. 

The Iowa Historical Society, in procuring the services of Mr. Benj. 
F. Shambaugh, to collect and edit material throwing light upon early 
western history, are about to put historical students in possession of 
long-forgotton or not easily accessible documents. The parts now is- 
sued deal chiefly with Louisiana and Missouri territories, from which 
Iowa was eventually set oft'. 

Chronicles of Border Warfare; or, a History of the Settlement 
by the AVhites of North Western Virginia, and of the Indian Wars and 
Massacres in that section of the State ; with reflections, anecdotes, etc., 
by Alexander Scott Withers. 



A new edition, edited and annotated by Reuben Gold Thwaites, with 
the addition of a memoir of the author, and several illustrative notes, 
by the late Lyman Copeland Draper. 8vo, 467 pages. Cloth, $2.50. 

This early and important historv of the Western Border was originally 
published at Clarksburg, in northwestern Virginia, in 1831, and at the 
time created widespread attention among students of American historv. 
The author took much pains to be authentic, and his Chronicles are 
considered b} 7 Western antiquarians to form the best collection of fron- 
tier life and Indian warfare that has been printed. 

For the preparation of such an edition, the Robert Clarke Co., some 
five years ago, engaged the services of the late Dr. Lyman Copeland 
Draper, of Madison, Wis., who was in his lifetime the best living au- 
thority on the details of Western Border history. Dr. Draper had, as 
early as 1845, visited the Virginia valley for the purpose of collecting 
information on the same general subject, and in the course of his long 
lite gathered a vast store of historical material. Unfortunately, while 
thus assiduously collecting for a period of upward of fifty years, he 
wrote up but little of this material.' He was, however, an earnest and 
most conscientious editor, as the first ten volumes of the Wisconsin 
Historical Collections abundantly attest. He was eminently fitted to do 
full justice to Witbers's work, and during his last months on earth was 
in active preparation of" copy" for this new edition. 

In the autumn of 1894, the publishers made an arrangem°nt with 
Reuben Gold Thvvaites, Secretary of the State Historical Society of 
Wisconsin, to take up the work where Dr. Draper left it, to complete 
the annotations, add a selected bibliography and a complete index, revise 
the matter throughout, and see the edition through the press. 

The work is rendered invaluable to the genealogist by the annotations 
of the editors. 

The Colonial Magazine, published at 114 5th Ave.,N. Y. City, is 
a recent venture in the field of journalism. The initial number bears 
the date of August, 1895, and contains valuable' and interesting contri- 
butions from persons whose names are well known to members of the pa- 
triotic societies. The publication appeals especially to the societies of 
Daughters and Sons of the Revolution. The field for such publications 
is wide and constantly widening. We trust the Colonial Magazine 
will prove a successful venture. 




81. Butler, dipt. Richard Butler of Oyster Buy, Long Island, 
married Hannah Weekes and had issue: John, born 1 May, 1717, who 
died 8 April, 1790; and Mary, who married Joseph Latting, John 
Butler married in 1787, Martha — . The ancestry of Richard But- 
ler and the names of Martha Butler's parents as well as her ancestry are 
being sought for by Mr. II. R. Remsen Coles of Huntington, L. I. 

82. Knight. Jonathan Knight was born at Kittery, Me., removed 
to Machias and became a member of the crew which captured the Eng- 
lish schooner ff Margaretta " in Machias harbor. He is said to have been 
the one who fired the first gun in the first naval engagement of the war, 
12 June, 1775. After the war he removed to Calais. Any information 
regarding his ancestry will be welcomed by Mrs. T. J. Knight of Bea- 
trice, Humboldt Co., Cal. 

83. White — Hale. Capt. Daniel White is said to have married, 
1 Jan., 1772, Sarah, daughter of Capt. Jonathan Hale of Glastonbury, 
Conn. Captain Hale died in the army, of camp fever, at Jamaica Plain, 

Wanted : proof of said marriage. 

Coat-armor. Persons using or claiming the right to bear coat 
armor are requested to send to the editor of this magazine copies or des- 
criptions of such heraldic insignia with an account of the first of their 
name who used coat armor in this country. 

84. Wood. George Wood, of - Say brook, married July 1,1660. 
Name of wife not given. 

George Wood born Sept. 2, 1661. — Saybrook Records . 

George Wood sold April 2, 1674, a house and land in Saybrook, but 
on east side of the river in what is now Lyme. — Saybroolc Records. 

Was this the George Wood, eldest son of John of Portsmouth, R. L, 
who received a portion of his father's estate 1655. Austin's genealogi- 
cal Dictionary ofR. I. gives only this item concerning time. 

Jeremiah Wood and Dorothy Bennett were married at Lyme, March 
29, 1709. 

Wanted : names of their children. 

John Wood of Lyme married Feb. 8, 1737, Lydia Mack. 
Whose son was he? 

85. Lamb. Samuel Land) married Jan. 26, 1764, Ruth Brooks. 
They had James baptized May 5, 1773. Wanted : names of parents of 
both , Also names of the other children of Samuel and Ruth, if any. 



Jemima Lamb <>f Torrihgton and Mercy Lamb of Wethersfield 
deeded land Apr. 8, 1755, to Thomas Wells of Glastonbury. What 
was the name of the father of Jemima and Mercy? 

Frank B. Lamb, Westfield, N. Y. 

86. Ryno, etc. M. Renaut sailed from Rochelle, France, for the 
West Indies in 1696 with five ships, "men of warr," " To enterprise 
something considerable." Is there any history bearing upon this expe- 

John Reneau (sometimes spelled Rayneau, Ray no and Reno), a 
French soldier, said to have settled about 1700 in Pa., where Phil- 
adelphia now stands. Information wanted concerning him and his de- 

Relir Renew naturalized in England 1686 ; appointed administrator of 
the estate of Joshua Lassieur in New York April 29, 1687. 

Information wanted concerning his descendants. 

John Reyno settled in Elizabethtown, N, J., prior to 1709 ; signed the 
associate papers 1729. Information wanted of any history or papers 
showing anything of his descendants. 

W. Ryno, M.D., Benton Harbor, Mich. 

87. Hunt. Dr. Gamaliel Hunt, born 1733; died 1805; married 
Sarah — — , born 1731 and died 1790. Children : Gamaliel, born 1763 ; 
Willhaver, born 1765 ; Urena, born 1767 : Wilmot, born 1769 ; Thomas, 
born 1771; Roswell, born 1773. Who were the parents of Dr. Gama- 
liel Hunt and where did they reside? 

Readers of Putnam's Monthly Historical Magazine are reminded that 
the editor seeks commissions for genealogical searches and that his wide 
experience in that field renders his services especially valuable. 

Subscribers, who have not paid their dues for 1895, are requested to 
remit at once. 

88. Hunt. — Wanted information regarding names of two brothers 
of Dr. Japhet Hunt. He was born in 1711 and lived in Berkshire and 
Hampden Counties, Mass. The brothers at "no great distance. 
Nephews are known to have been Gideon, Seth and John of one 
family, and Peletiah of the other. De F. H. 

89. Balch. — Information wanted regarding Edward Balch, Acting 
Ensign U. S. N.., 1863-4. 

James A. Balch, Captain 5th 111. Cav. 

Armory O. Balch, 2d Lieutenant 36th U. S. Colored Infantry. 
Isaac A. Balch, 1st Lieutenant 33d Missouri Infantry. 
James A. Balch, 2d Lieutenant 1st Oregon Infantry. 

Address, Dr. G. B. Balciis. Yonkers, N. Y. 



A bill was introduced in the Connecticut Legislature the past winter 
to purchase the .Putnam Wolf Den, and make it public property. The 
newspapers inform us that no less than four members of the legislature, 
during 1 the discussion of the bill, intimated that the story was a myth. 
Shame upon them ! Their conduct was a disgrace upon the little Nutmeg 
State. It is to lie hoped that they did not represent Pomfret, Westlake, 
or any of the towns adjacent. 

Now that the adventure of General Putnam with the wolf is sought 
to be relegated to the dim shadows of the myth, we propose to defend it. 
The story is true, and it is entitled to deathless fame. Even if it were 
not' true, it is in every detail, entirely characteristic of the doughty 
general. But it is both true and characteristic of General Putnam. We 
have now open before us a sketch of General Putnam, published in 
1788, while the General himself was alive, and in full possession of his 
faculties, and this edition was seen and read by General Putnam himself. 
Col. David Humphreys, the author of this work, was thirty-four years 
younger than General Putnam ; but was on his staff from 1778 to 1780. 
Col. Humphreys became an aid on General Washington's staff in 1780, 
and remained such until the close of the Revolutionary War. 

In 1787, Col. Humphreys was invited to Mount Vernon, and remained 
there with General Washington most of the time until 1790, when he 
was sent as minister to Portugal. It was during his residence at Mount 
Vernon, in the }-ear 1788, that he wrote and published his life of Gen. 
Israel Putnam. He wrote it under the supervision of General Wash- 
ington, at Mount Vernon, and could not have told a lie in it, had he 
been disposed to do so. But his character was a sufficient guaranty of 
his veracity. He was a graduate of Yale College in 1771, and entered 
the Bevolutionary army at the beginning of the war, and remained 
until its close. He held office all the time under President Washington. 
and on down to 1802. He was made a Doctor of Laws by Brown 


University in 1802, and by Dartmouth College in 1804. lie was a 
native of the town of Derby, Connecticut, and represented that town 
in the legislature in 1786. Col. Humphreys states in his book, that ail 
of the incidents of General Putnam's life which he relates, were related 
to him by General Putnam himself, and that he has written them as 
they were given him. Hence, this Colonel, — or Doctor, — Humphreys' 
version of the wolf den story is that of General Putnam himself. So. 
unless those doubting Thomases in the Connecticut Legislature are 
prepared to prove that General Putnam lied about it himself, they would 
best recall their statements. We are no more prepared to believe that 
Gen. Putnam could lie about the story, than we are prepared to believe 
that Gen. Washington could lie about anything. To confirm this story, 
we have to say that Col. Humphreys' Life of Putnam was written to be 
read before the Connecticut State Society of the Cincinnati, on July 4. 
1788, and was read before that Society at its meeting on that day. No 
one challenged it then. General Putnam may have been present, but of 
that I am not sure. The Connecticut officers all served under General 
Putnam, who was the Senior Major General of the Army, and they would 
have protested against any falsehood. 

The story, as first given by Col. Humphreys, was republished in 
Middletown, Connecticut, in 1794 ; in New York, by Everett Duykinck 
in 1815 ; in Boston by Samuel Avery in 1818 ; in Barber's History of 
Connecticut in 18-36 ; in Miss Ellen D. Larned's History of Windham 
County, Connecticut in 1874 ; in Tarbox's Life of Putnam, in 1876, and 
is referred to in the History of the Putnam Family by Eben Putnam, 
published at Salem, 1893-95.* In Peters' History of Connecticut, 
written m 1781 to ridicule the people of Connecticut, while it mentions 
General Putnam, and tells some absurd stories about him, — it does not 
mention the wolf hunt, which is presumptive evidence that the writer 
did not consider that open to attack. 

In 1843, one John Fellows wrote a book for the purpose of holding 
the wolf story, and other stories about Gen. Putnam up to ridicule. He 
entitled it " The Veil Removed," but in our judgment, his attack only 
confirms and strengthens the story. He says a single wolf would not 

*The late Judge Samuel Putnam of the Supreme Court of Mass., mentions in a letter, dated 
1834, that Gen. Putnam himself showed him the hole where he shot the wolf. See page 348, Vol. I. 
History Putnam Family.— e. p. 


have killed seventy sheep in one night; that Putnam did not have so 
many in his flock, and had no kids whatever. He is willing to admit 
to seventeen sheep and no goats, and thinks that as Gen. Putnam 
stuttered, Col. Humphreys took seventy for seventeen. He thinks the 
hunters could not have driven the wolf to the Connecticut River and 
back, — eighty miles, — in a day and a night. He thinks Putnam ought 
not to have asked his negro man, Dick, to go into the wolf den, except 
on promise of manumission. Pie thought it was superstitious to put 
nine buckshot in his gun. He says that Putnam could not have been 
dragged out the zigzag course of the den, as described by Humphreys, 
and especially, with the weight of the wolf attached. He thinks Putnam 
ought to have crawled back as he crawled in, and only dragged the wolf 
out by the rope. The fellow does not attempt to produce any facts 
to show the storv false : he only attempts to reason against the falsity of 
certain features of it, when viewed in the light of reason and experience; 
but his comments only serve to show the truth of the story, as he states 
that he had it from a citizen of Pomfret, that the story w^as true. 

The incidents of the wolf story as we give them are the same as related 
by General Putnam himself, to his trusted aid-de-camp, afterward Secre- 
tary to the immortal Washington. General Putnam had a farm of 514 
acres in Pomfret. He had the best farm in the vicinity, and he farmed 
as he afterwards fought, — in the severest earnest. As a farmer, he 
had a weakness, and it was for raising sheep. There had been a she- 
wolf spending her winters in Pomfret from 1735 ; she had ravaged in- 
numerable sheep-folds, but in an evil hour, in the winter of 1742-3, she 
rushed upon her destiny and invaded Israel Putnam's sheepfold, and 
slew seventy of his sheep and goats, besides wounding many lambs and 
kids. She had been hunted annually from 1735, and always without 
success, though her whelps were killed every year. 

After she had destroyed these sheep for plain Israel Putnam, he and 
five neighbors organized a continuous hunt. for her, which was not to 
cease until she was found and destroyed. Putnam was then but -4 years 
of age, and had been married four years. He and two of the six were 
to be hunting all the time. The wolf could be easily traced, as she had 
lost the toes of one foot in a steel trap. The pursuers, who were many, 
followed her on a light snow. The hunters had bloodhounds. They 
followed her to the Connecticut River, and then back to Pomfret, where 
she took refuge in a den in the rocks. John Sharp, a lad of seventeen. 



was first at the mouth of the den. Hounds were sent into the den, and 
came back badly wounded, and could not be forced to a second effort. 
Fire with straw, and the fumes of sulphur, were both tried, but with no 
effect. The wolf was driven in the den at 10 o'clock in the morniim-, 
arid at ten that night she had not been dislodged. Putnam had not 
been there during the day. He was then a person of no particular con. 
sequence. He was a young man and a stranger. He was .not connected 
with any of Pomfret's leading families. He lived in Mortlake, and 
Pomfret people did not, by preference, associate with Mortlake people. 
He did not belong to the Church, the School Committee, or the Library 
Association, which organizations, at that time, settled a man's standino- 
in the community. To be anybody at that time, one had to be a member 
of the United Library Association of the five towns of Pomfret, Killinoiv, 
Thompson, Mortlake and Woodstock ; Putnam did not belong, and so 
he was not anybody in particular. He was only a rough young farmer, 
making his way in the world with a superior bloodhound and a negro 
man, — Dick, whom he owned.* Putnam arrived on the scene with his 
gun, bloodhound and negro, about ten, P. M. He first tried to makejiis 
bloodhound — (which he regarded as better than any other bloodhound 
in the colony) — enter the den, but the dog had communicated with the 
other dogs, and refused to go. Putnam then directed Dick, the negro, 
to go into the den, and shoot the wolf, but the negro also refused. He 
told the negro he was ashamed to have a coward in his family. Putnam 
then said he would enter the den himself and shoot the wolf. His 
neighbors attempted to dissuade him, but their remonstrances were use- 
less. He made a torch of birch-bark, took off his coat, and waistcoat 
had a long rope fastened to his legs, to have his neighbors pull him out 
on a given signal. The mouth of the den was in the east side of a 
ledge of rocks, and was about two feet square. It descended obliquely 
for fifteen feet, then horizontally ten feet, and then ascended sixteen 
feet to the den. The passage was at no place over three feet in diameter. 
At the end of the sixteen-foot passage, he saw the glaring eyeballs of 
the wolf, which gnashed her teeth and growled at him. Then Putnam 
kicked the rope, and the people outside, hearing the growling of the 
wolf, pulled him out. They pulled him out so quickly, that his shirt 
was torn from his body, and his skin badly lacerated. But Putnam was 

*Tutnam held aloof from his neighbors or they from him, principally upon account of Ins 
peculiar tenure of Mortlake, which was a msnor, ami held special privileges. See Miss Larned's 
History, and Dr. A. P. Putnam's Sketch of Gen. Israel Putnam, Salem, 1893. (E. P.) 

gene iial putxam's wolf hunt. 260 

not to be daunted : he loaded his gun with nine buckshot, lighted his 
torch, and went back a second time. When he came in sight of the wolf, 
she growled and snapped her teeth, and dropped her head to make at 
him. At this instant, he fired at her. lie was stunned bv the recoil of 
the gun, its noise, confined in the cave, deafened him, and he was almost 
suffocated with the smoke, so narrowly confined. His friends dragged 
him out the second time, and after refreshing himself (out of respect to 
modern temperance sentiment, Ave leave out the details of the manner of 
refreshing), and waiting for the smoke to disappear, he entered the cave 
a third time. When he came in sight of the wolf, he applied the torch 
toher nose, and found her dead. He then took her by the ears and gave 
the sign to haul away, and he and the wolf were dragged out together. 

This is the true story of the adventure of Israel Putnam in the wolf 
den told by him to his friend, David Humphreys, between 1778 and 
1780, and bv the latter related in his essay in 1788. 

Col. Humphreys, in closing the wolf hunt story, says that he went 
into detail in giving it, because this story lias been erroneously related 
in several English publications, and verv much mutilated in a history of 
Connecticut recently published in England, so that Colonel Humphreys' 
version mav lie regarded as authentic. 

To destroy the wolf story would be to destroy Putnam himself. It 
was the wolf hunt incident which gave Putnam the opportunity of his 
life. From that incident, his neighbors learned the spirit that was in 
him, and when, in 1755, the French and Indian war began, he became 
the Captain of a Company, and began that military career which ended 
twenty- five years later by the stroke of paralysis, which sent him home 
to die ten years later. Putnam's history from 1755 till 1780 teems with 
incidents as startling and as romantic as that of the wolf hunt. In his 
campaigns with the British in the French and Indian wars, the British 
officers called him Old Wolf Putnam, ] showing that they were familiar 
with the w r olf story. 

If there was anything startling or wonderful to happen in that time, 
it happened to Captain, Major, Colonel, or General Putnam, just as 
nowadays, it happens at Brazil, Indiana. To ask us to give up the wolf 
story, would be to ask to relegate the whole story of Gen. Putnam to 
the category of myths. The wolf hunt story must, and will stand 
so long as our great and glorious Republic stands, and when it goes 
down at the hands of the anarchists who are perpetually trying to, then the story of Putnam's Wolf Hunt can go with it. 




An Address delivered before the Porter Family Association at Danvers, July 11, 1S95, 


" I sing of ancient times, "when sires of ours, 
First sought a home upon these pleasant shores." 

In the fall of 1626, upon a pleasant neck of land in " a commodious 
place, having on one side a creek called the Naumkeag and on the other 
side a cove " — seeming fit as "a receptacle for such as upon the account 
of their religion would be willing to begin a foreign plantation in this 
part of the world", — a party of white men take up their abode — make 
a settlement thereon. These settlers were known then, and are also 
known to-day, as — Roger Conant, " a religious, sober and prudent gen- 
tleman," — " a person of worth", — John Woodbury, John Balch, Peter 
Palfrey, "honest and prudent men," and possibly with them a few oth- 
ers. Through the interest or intervention of Rev. John White of Dor- 
chester, England, a very large tract of land of which this neck formed a 
part, is purchased March 19, 1628, of the Plymouth Council, by several 
English knights and gentlemen. Soon other knights and gentlemen 
associate themselves with these men, and form a company, and as they 
are desirous that some one of their number shall go over to the new 
world, toNahum Keike, to take charge of the same, one of the company 
steps forward, and informs them that lie is ready to go, and so John 
Endecott — he with " the eye keen to discern the fit moment for action," 
with "the quick resolve to profit by it," and with kt the hand always 
ready to strike," goes over, crosses the ocean with perhaps 40 or 50 per- 
sons, and in Sept. 1628, lands at Nahum Keike, Hebrew names signify- 
ing " The Bosom of Consolation," Nahum meaning comfort, and Keike, 
a Haven. Endecott comes clothed with authority, and takes formal 
command and control of the new settlement. This assumption of con- 
trol is indeed grievous to Roger Conant, but great and good man that he 


is, he finally gives way to the rule of Endecott, and so in honor of the 
happy settlement of their difficulties, another Hebrew' name is taken — 
this time Salem, according to scripture. 

" In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.*" — 
(Psalms 70-2.) 

March 4th, 1629, the men of whom I have just spoken, those who 
. purchased from the Plymouth Council, obtained a grant or patent from 
: the King Charles 1st, which made them a body politic, with power to 
govern and rule this new plantation, and shortly afterwards in April 
1G29, many more Englishmen come over, and bring with them the seal 
of the company, and a duplicate of the charter. The charter is for Mr. 
Endecott, that he may ascertain therefrom how to govern the little col- 
ony. In June 1630, the company's charter, and all the interests of the 
company are transferred from England to America, and John Winthrop 
who has recently been chosen Governor by the company in England, 
arrives in America, and a large company with him. He supercedes Mr. 
Endecott as Governor — Endecott is at Salem, but Winthrop prefers to 
go South, and eventually selects Boston as the Capital of the new State. 
Here the government is established. 

The first settlers hereabouts were not to always remain in their new 
found homes, but, fond of exploring, they discovered new places. Sail- 
ing up the river, near their early settlement in Salem, the river which 
ran into the Xaumkeag, they lind it a delightful stream, bounded on 
either side by meadows, woods, pastures, open fields, and on one side in 
the distance a high hill long drawn out. As they sail or glide along 
the stream in their canoes or shallops, after a while in looking straight 
ahead they observe first one peninsula and then quickly another, com- 
ing down as it were from the main land, as if to meet and bid them 
welcome, to tread their shores, to walk amid their fields and pastures 
green, to wander in and out among their woods, to stand upon their ele- 
vations, warmed by the sun as he gently sheds his bright rays upon them, 
and ref reslied by the cool breezes from the waters which bathed their 
shores. Where these peninsulas meet the river, it divides, and three 
streams are now plainly seen, where was but one before. The sail has 
been most delightful. In divers places along the shores was seen the 
■*' grass thick and long and very high, growing very wildly, because it 
never had been eaten by cattle, mowed with the scythe, and seldom 
trampled on by foot;" strawberries were plenty in the tields — flowers — 

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roses — herbs, bearing sweet flowers, grapes, plums, raspberries, and other 
fruits iu abundance. One of these peninsulas I have described, is after, 
wards granted hy the General Court, the power for granting lands, to 
John Endeeott, the first Governor of the Colony, — and the other penin- 
sula at the same time to Rev. Samuel Skelton, the first pastor of the 
Salem church. Time rolls on and the power to grant lands passes from 
the General Court to the towns, and in 1035, the Town of Salem make 
a grant of 300 acres of land to Samuel Sharpe, the Elder of the Salem 
church. Upon this last grant, my friends we are this day, and let me 
impress it upon the minds of all that the first individual owner of this 
land was none other than the trusted messenger of the Massachusetts 
Company, into whose hands as he left England, was placed the dupli- 
cate of their charter, and also the silver seal of the Company, to be by 
him safely brought across the ocean, and delivered personally into the 
hands of Gov. Endeeott. Let us now leave this place for a short time 
and journey to the southern shore of Massachusetts Bay. Bordering 
upon a spacious harbor is the town of Hingham. We find here a village, 
and among others having a settlement therein, we find a man with 
his wife and five small children occupying a house of his own. This 
man is none other than John Porter, your ancestor and mine, and as 
descendants of whom, we are gathered here today. Born in England, 
he moves forward with others in the great emigration of the early part 
of the 17th century, and leaving 1 his fatherland comes to this country. 
With him comes his wife and blessed companion, one of that then great 
and still ever growing'; army of Marys, a name though never so old, vet 
will ever retain its sweetness and its charm. He comes to Hingham 
about 1G35, and here makes a home. Here he grows with the years, 
in favor with his neighbors and his townsmen ; office is thrust upon 
him ; he is Deputy to the General Court ; he lays out lands ; is also a 
constable, and lays rates, and is in many ways a useful citizen. In 
1643, we may believe he one day enters Ins shallop, and sailing out of 
Hingham harbor, moves across the bay, glides by Nahant, passes Mar- 
ble Harbour, and later enters the harbor of Salem. Here he is wel- 
comed. Among others he here meets Elder Samuel Sharpe. .From 
subsequent events we may infer something like this happened. Mr. 
Sharpe remarks — " Mr. Porte}- you seem pleased with this part of the 
country, would you like to purchase land here? I have 300 acres more 
or less, a few miles from here — my farm. I will sell the same. Come 


with me in my shallop, and I will show yon my possessions !" So Elder 
Sharpe and John Porter sail up the) beautiful stream I have before des- 
cribed, and ere long reach the spot. Mr. Sharpe shows Mr. Porter 
his farm. John Porter is charmed — he is delighted. How can lie 
be otherwise ! Can he make satisfactory arrangements as to the pur- 
chase of this beautiful spot ! If so, he will buy. He inquires of Mr. 
Sharpe what he will take for his magnificent farm. He will sell for 
<£110. " But hold " says Mr. Porter—" I cannot pay you now."' — Mr. 
Sharpe replies, " Very well, pay me in money, cattle and corn, at such 
rates as two or more indifferent men shall apprize," and so 'tis finally 
agreed, and John Porter takes the farm, paying for it as follows : — fifty 
pounds the 20 May, 1643, the date of the transfer — thirty pounds first 
day of third month, 1644, and thirty pounds first day of third month, 
1645. The terms are considered easy, and the bargain closed. 

Now without question, Mr. Porter returns speedily to Hingham, to 
Mary his wife, eager to inform her of his doings while absent from 
home. He goes over the story of his visit ; his warm reception by the 
people, and finally tells her concerning the purchase of the Salem farm. 
Is Mary pleased with this recital ? We hope so. At any rate we are 
glad she afterwards came here, and made this spot her home. As Mary's 
husband had built a home for himself in Hingham, and a little family 
was coming to fill that home, it. seems there must have been a strong 
pressure brought to bear upon him to have caused him to break up old 
associations there, and come to Salem. If the reports circulated by 
some be true, then we can see a motive, I refer to the tradition, or ru- 
mor, or whatever you may .call it, which tells us that Gov. John Ende- 
cott and Mary Porter, were brother and sister. I wish this might be 
proved. I will say freely for myself, I have never seen anything in my 
researches that would lead me to believe this statement. Let me ask a 
question. If John Endecott and Mary Porter were brother and sister, 
then Zerobabel Endecott the son of John, and Israel Porter the son of 
Mary, must have been cousins ; now this being true, would it not have 
been a most natural thing for Zerobabel when in his will he made Israel 
Porter one of his Overseers, to have called him my loving cousin, and 
not, as is the fact, called him "my loving friend"? I leave this with 
the assembled Porters, that they find out concerning the real truth. 

I doubt not that John Porter soon returns to Dan vers, and commen- 
ces to plan for the building of a house upon the land recently purchased. 


Of course you, his descendants, desire to know concerning the same. The 
house was a typical one of the period. It faced the south, had two 
stories in front; a door in the middle, with large rooms on either side, 
two windows in each front room, looking down towards the creek, the 
landing place, and the river beyond ; the same number of windows in 
the story above, with an additional window over the front door ; an entry 
below r and above, and back of each the immense chimney ; from the ton 
of the house the roof slanted back making the old fashioned leanto ; on 
either end of the house there were doors, and on the eastern end a small 
entry way ; on either end a small window in the attic, one window in 
the second story, one in the first story, on the side of each front room, 
and one on each end for the kitchen ; back of each front room, bed 
rooms, and back of these the kitchen or kitchens ; bed rooms in the sec- 
ond story, and an open attic. In the front rooms were large fireplaces 
both above and below, and also in the kitchens. From top to bottom on 
the front and sides of the house between the wood work or partitions, 
• layers of bricks ; near the northeastern end of the house, the old well 
was built. 

When John and Mary Porter came here from Hingham they journeyed 
by water and brought with them their then children, to wit, John, Sam- 
uel, Joseph, Benjamin and Israel. 

Friends, the site of this old home is near us, and to which we shall go; 
the old well is still there, although ruthless hands have endeavored to 
cover from sight its waters, by huge rocks laid thereon, and the place 
where he landed is near at hand. In this home other children came to 
them — -Mary, Jonathan and Sarah. Here for many years was their home : 
here their friends, neighbors and relatives came ; here their summers 
were pleasantly passed, and here in the long winter evenings, after the 
chores were done, father, mother and children gathered around the large 
fire place, glowing with the great logs burning, and anon watched the 
fantastic shapes made by the smoke and flame as it mounted upward 
into the chimney ; as they told over the events of the past, discussed 
the present duties and pleasures and looked forward hopefully into the 
future, then all unknown ; here children grew to manhood and woman- 
hood, and from this ancestral spot they left, many of them to establish 
homes of their own. Of their children Samuel married Hannah Dodq-e, 
Joseph married Anne Hathorne, Israel married Elizabeth Hathorne, the 
sister of Anne. Mary married Lieut. Thomas Gardner ; and Sarah mar- 
ried Daniel Andrews. — John, Benjamin and Jonathan never married. 



From John Porter, senior, and his married children, all of us here 
resent, possessing the Porter Hood have descended. 

John Porter's purchase from Mr. Sharpe of 300 acres includes what 
; now a great part of Danvers proper, or the Plains, so called — Porter's 
'lains of ancient time. Indeed Porter's Plains extended northward to 
leaver Brook, and included Lindall Hill, formerly Porter's and earlier 
ailed Sharpe's Hill. Our ancestor seems to have been possessed with 
re idea that he might own all the land that joined his, for soon we find 
e secures by purchase land on the south from the heirs of Skelton, it 
eing the early grant to their father, and which was called Skelton's 
Feck, and after Mr. Porter became the owner, — Porter's Neck, and 
r hich is now called Danversport; he pushes North, and East and West, 
id purchases many tracts of land, of Simon Bradstreet, of William and 
Irichard Ilaynes ; of Emanuel Downing ; of Massey, Nichols, Hathorne, 
mith ; of Gott, of Keniston, Pickard, Barney and Watson, so that his 
3res increased greatly, and he was the land owner of his time. What 
o you think he paid Emanuel Downing, for the 500 acres of land pur- 
based of him ? — three score and ten pounds, and a firkin of butter. 
ohn Porter's land was situate in what is now Danvers, Salem, Wen- 
am, Topsiield and Beverly. It can be seen from what has been stated, 
lat John Porter was a man of energy and influence. Does it not seem 
lat he was quite successful in getting control of all the land that joined 
is own? 

With all his enterprise in securing property, he yet found time to be 
iterested in his duties as a citizen. Pie was a Selectman very early, 
Irving many successive years, and also served the town of Salem, as 
deput}' in the General Court, as he had in a similar manner served the 
)wn of Hingham. He was one of our earliest settlers, but soon other 
tmilies settled about him. So far as we know he was a kind neighbor 
ad friend. 

In 1673 advancing years admonishing him that his days were not 
lany in this the home of his manhood, middle life, and now of old age, 
e sets himself about to put in writing what shall become of his vast 
state after he shall have passed from among the living. 

The will he made is quite a document, evidently executed in Boston,? 
Lid I think without doubt, written by Rev. Samuel Danforth, the pas- 
>r of Roxbury, and witnessed by him, and Peter Oliver, and Thomas 
irattle, Junior. After a few more years, the summons came, and John 



Porter is gathered to his fathers. From this old home where he had 
passed so many days, and weeks, and years, in which joy mingled at 
times with great and intense sorrow, had come to him, mourned by his 
wife, his children, and Ids friends, he is carried to his burial. But tin- 
old house unlike its owner, was destined to remain many years ; foj 
more than two hundred years it withstood the rains of summer, and the 
snows of winter, its walls echoed and reechoed to the voices of many 
generations of his descendants, until finally near the midnight hour. 
September 19th, 1835, all that was left of the old house went up in fire 
and in smoke. 

Friends — Does the past concerning which we have thus spoken seem 
a great distance removed from us ? Does John Porter, our first ancestor. 
seem far away? Yes ! But we can make the past seem real — we can 
make our ancestor seem near to us when we remark that even before he 
came, Mr. Sharpe had preceded him, and whom we feel as though we 
know, when with but very little trouble, we can see the identical char- 
ter which with his own hands he brought across the sea. Aye we can 
touch with our own hands that which he preserved so. carefully — when 
we need go but a few steps from this church, and find ourselves upon a 
street or way that bears the name of Conant, over which John Porter 
walked so often, indeed which ran through his own possessions- -the 
great highway — and over which no doubt Roger Conant passed. 
When we remember that for John Porter the tides ebbed and flowed in 
these streams, as they also ebb and flow for us today; when we consider 
that the everlasting hill in front of us, with his eyes he often beheld. 
just as we with our eyes today behold the same great height; that lie 
gazed upon the trees in the orchard of his neighbor Endecott, and we 
today can look upon the last survivor, which was included among those 
our ancestor observed. These things surely do not make the past for 
us, " still as eternity," but make it a real, living, breathing thing. One 
word more and I am done. John Porter, your ancestor and mine, was 
a good citizen, a man of piety and of integrity, which meant much in 
those days, but to us, in these closing clays of the nineteenth century, 
mean infinitely more. At this present moment our beloved count:; 
is seeking from one end of its borders to the other for just such men. 
and my friends, if this country is to live in the future, it must have large 
well developed Christian men and women to carry on its work, and 
withal men and women of integrity. Such was John Porter, and me- 

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hinks we his descendants can do no better as the years come and go, 
lian to imitate these distinguishing traits in his character. If we will 
o thus then surely we shall do our part in the world's great work, and 
elp to make the same lasting and eternal. 



739, Oct. 7 — Joseph Britton of Salem, and Mrs. Joanna Tuttle. 

740, June 5 — John Breeden of Chelsea, and Mrs. Elizabeth Fuller of 


Aug. 10 — Benjamin Kent of Boston and Mrs. Elizabeth AVatts of 

Nov. 14 — John Floyd, Jr., and Mrs. Sarah Belcher, both of Chelsea. 

Dec. 3 — David Burnap of Hopkinton and Mrs. Hannah Chamber- 
lain of Chelsea. 

Dec. 5 — Samuel Watts and Mrs. Hannah Rachels, both of Chelsea. 

741, May 25 — Nathaniel Oliver, Jr. of Chelsea, and Mrs. Mercy 

Wendell of Boston. 
• Feb. 20 — Samuel Cox and Mrs. Abigail Tuttle, both of Chelsea. 
Mar. 7 — Benjamin Brintnall of Chelsea, and Mrs. Elizabeth Waite 

of Lynn. 
Mar. 18 — Capt. John Sale of Chelsea and Mrs. Huldah Belknap of 


742, Apl. 19 — Jonathan Belcher and Mrs. Elizabeth Tattle, both of 


June 26, Richard Hunnewell of Boston and Mrs. Hannah Belcher 
of Chelsea. 
. Aug. 25 — John Tuttle and Mrs. Mehitable Kent, both of Chelsea. 

Dec. 15 — William Oliver and Mrs. Rebecca Sale, both of Chelsea. 

Dec. 20 — John Sergeant of Maiden and Mrs. Susannah Chamber- 
lain of Chelsea. 

♦Established as a town, 10 January, 1739. 


1743, June 13 — John Waite of Chelsea and Mrs. Sarah Falkner of Mai- 

Nov. 5 — Josiah Webber of Medford and Mrs. Elizabeth Eustice of 

1744, Mar. 15 — Joseph Slack and Miss Sarah Pouinder (?) both of 

Apr. 7 — Nathan Dexter of Maiden and Esther Brintnall of Chelsea. 
July 16, Thomas Sergeant and Miss Tabitha Tuttle both of Chelsea. 
Jul} r 16 — John Fearn of Chelsea and Mary Burrill of Lynn. 
Dec. 31 — Benjamin Tuttle and Miss Mary (rale, both of Chelsea. 
Jan. 24 — Salam, belonging to Boston, slave to Mr. John Hearod, 

and Bathsheba, of Chelsea, slave to Cap. Watts, Esq. 
Feb. 20 — Nathan Cheever, Jun., and Miss Elizabeth Tuttle, both 

of Chelsea. 

1745, Aug. 13 — Nathan Shute and Mrs. Mary Brintnall both of Chelsea. 
Jan. 19 — Samuel Whittemore and Mrs. Mary Cooms both of Chel- 

Feb. 17 — Isaac Lewis of Chelsea and Mrs. Susannah Getchell 
of Boston. 

1746, Nov. 4 — Benjamin Whittemore, Jr. and Miss Hannah Colings 

both of Chelsea. 
Nov. 8— Pitts, slave to Mr. Samuel Parkman of Boston, and Miss 

Rachel Floyd of Chelsea. 
Nov. 12 — Francis Smith of Reding 1 and Miss Sarah Bordman of 

Jan. 28 — Benjamin Waite of Maldon* and Miss Barbara Unthank 

of Chelsea. 

1747, Mar. 28— Benjamin Tuttle of Chelsea and Mrs. Mary Turell of 


Sept. 12 — Stephen Randwell and Mrs. Anne Cole both of Chelsea. 

Sept. 30— John Waite of Milton and Mrs, Margaret White of Chel- 

Oct. 9 — Jacob Whittemore and Sarah Slack both of Chelsea. 

Nov. 4 — Edward Oliver of Maiden and Mrs. Sarah Waite of Chel- 

Nov. 18 — Thomas Luckes of Boston and Mary Lewis of Chelsea. 
1747-8, Mar. 5 — Nathaniel Lothrop, Jr., of Norwich and Mrs. Margreat 
Fuller of Chelsea. 


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1748, Mar. 20 — John Chandler of Boston and Mrs. Sarah Whitte'more 

of Chelsea. 

Oct. 31 — Primus, servant to David Green of Reading, and Susan- 
nah, servant to Mrs. Abigail Tattle of Chelsea. 

Feb. 4 — Sime and Cattiariha, servants to Capt. John Sale of Chel- 

Feb. 4 — Cesar, servant to Capt. John Sale, and Phillis, a servant to 
Mr. Edward Tuttle, both of Chelsea. 

1749, Sept. 3 — Ebenezer Hough and Mrs. Ann Watts, both of Chelsea. 
Nov. 1 — Jupiter Holton, free negro, and Phillis, a servant to Hon. ' 

Capt. Samuel Watts, Esq., both of Chelsea. 

Nov. 29 — Adam, a servant to Mr. Stephen Tufts of Maiden, and 
Priscilla, a servant to' Mr. Samuel Floyd of Chelsea. 
1749, Jan. 13 — Abijah Lewis of Boston, and Mrs. Rachel Kitchens of 

Jan. 14 — Jacob Breeden of Chelsea, and Mrs. Hannah Flovd of 

Jan. 20 — Nathaniel Hasey and Mrs. Elizabeth Chamberlain both 
of Chelsea. 
1760, Apr. 30 — John Farrin of Biddeford and Mrs-. Hannah Newman of 

July 8 — Isaac Lewis of Chelsea and Mrs. Sarah Norwood of Lynn. 

Sept. 1 — Elisha Fuller and Mrs. Sarah Dispan, " both say they be- 
long in Chelsea." 

Oct. 5 — Aaron Blanchard of Med ford and Mrs. Tabatha Floyd of 

Oct. 14 — Samuel Viall of Lynn and Mrs. Mary Tuttle of Chelsea. 

Nov. 15 — Benjamin Pratt and Mrs. Mary Rachell, both of Chelsea. 

Dec. 17 — Joseph Lewis and Mrs. Sarah Hasey, both of Chelsea. 

Dec. 27 — Josiah Leason and Mrs. Mary Cole, both of Chelsea. \ 
1751, Jan. 1 — John Symms of Lynn and Mrs. Hannah Dart of Chelsea. 

Jan. 29 — John Dowse of Salem and Mrs. Damaras Tuttle of Chel- 

Feb. 3 — Daniel Floyd of Maiden and Mrs. Elizabeth Jenkins of 

Feb. 7 — Jonas Munroe of Lexington and Mrs. Rebecca Watts of 

Mar 17 — Samuel Tuttle Jr. of Chelsea and Mrs. Sarah Mansfield 
of Lynn. 


Nov. 2 — Samuel Pratt, Jr. of Chelsea and Mrs. Elizabeth Waite of 

1752, Feb. 20 — Amos Bordman of Chelsea and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith 

of Reading 1 . 
Feb. 23 — Daniel Pratt of Chelsea and Mrs. Mary Brooks of 

Charles town. 
Mar. 9— Hugh Floyd of Maiden and Mrs. Abigail Hasey of Chel- 
Mar. 9 — John Sale, Jr. and Mrs. Sarah Floyd botli of Chelsea. 
May 1 — Eben'r Pratt and Mrs. Mary Sentall both of Chelsea. 
May 1 — Josiah Thomson of Charlestown and Mrs. Rebecah Pratt 

of Chelsea. 
July 2 — John Brintnall of Chelsea and Mrs. Deliverance Bean of 

July 21 — Eben'r Pratt of Maiden and Mrs. Sarah Hough of Chelsea. 
Aug-. 25 — John Tuttle of Chelsea and Mrs. Mary Burrell of Lynn. 
Oct. 9 — Sam'l Sprague of Maiden and Mrs. Rachel Floyd of 

Oct. 9 — William Coomes and Mrs. Jane Humphrey both of Chelsea. 
Oct. 9 — Thomas Kingman of Abbington and Mrs. Mary Page of 


1753, Nov. 11 — John Pratt of Chelsea and Mrs. Susanna Wheelwright 

of Maiden. 
Nov. 25 — Phillip McGraw and Mrs. Mary Darling both of Chelsea. 

1754, Apr. 2 — Ebenezer Bootman of Marblehead and Mrs. Elizabeth 

Kent of Chelsea. 
Apr.. 13 — Joseph Waitt of Maiden and Mrs. Mary Waitt of. 
• Apr. *13 — Aaron Bordman of Chelsea and Mrs. Mary Cheever of 
/ Lynn. 

June 8 — Joseph Allen and Mrs. Sarah Coks of Point Shirley in 

Sept. 6 — Daniel Tuttle, Jr., and Mrs. Anne Inglesbey both of 

Nov. 10 — James Witham and Mrs. Abigail Stone. 
Nov. 13 — Richard Poach and Mrs. Elizabeth Hyclen. 
Nov. 27 — Paul Rily and Mrs. Lucy Holland. 

(To he continued.) 






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)earbom, Nabby, m. Rev. John Kelly. ,- 

)earing, Hannah, m. Samuel Leavitt. 

tearing, Lucy, m. Dr. Robert Rogerson. 

)eblois, Lewis. At Newbury-Port, Mr. L. D., merchant, to Miss Ruth 
H. Dalton, eldest daughter to the Most Hon. Tristram Dalton, Es- 
quire. (S. July 25, 1789.) 

)eblois } Stephen. In this town. Mr. S. D., merchant, of Portland, to 
Miss Elizabeth Amory, second daughter of the late Mr. Thomas 
Amory, of this town. (W. Sept. 26, 1792.) 

)eblois, William. At Salem, on Saturday last, Mr. W. D., of this 
town, to Miss Sally Williams, daughter of Captain Samuel Williams, 
of Salem. (W. Oct. 12, 1785.) 

>elano, Ebenezer. At Duxbury, Mr. E. D., aged nearly 80, to Miss 
Lydia Tower, aged 38 years. (W. Nov. 26, 1794.) 

)elano, Sally, m. Beriah Fitch. 

lelano, William. At New-Bedford, Mr. W. D., to Miss Hannah Tall- 
man. (S. Jan. 11, 1794.) 

tel'horme, John Cormerais. At Guadaloupe, Mr. J. C. I)., merchant, 
of this place, to Miss Mariette Cornette. (W. Jan. 20, 1790.) 

)ennis, Samuel. [At Newburyport] Mr. S. D., to Miss Elizabeth 
JPillsbury. (S. Nov. 1, 1794*.) 

)erby, Ezekiel Hersy. At Salem, Mr. E. H. I)., to Miss Hannah 
Brown Fitch, daughter of the late Timothy Fitch, Esq., of Medford. 

(W. Sept. 24, 1794.) 
)erby, Capt'. John. Capt. J. D., of Salem, to Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce, 

of this town. (W. Oct. 17, 1787.) 
)erby, Capt. John. [At Salem] Capt. J. D. to Miss Sally Barton. 

(W. Nov. 30, 1791.) 




Derby, Polly, m. Samuel Preble. 
. Devans, Nabby, m. Capt. Jonathan Chapman. 

Devere.ll, J. Mr. J. D., watchmaker, to Miss Hannah Hewes. (S. 
Aug. 15, 1789.) 

Dew, Hendric. At New Haven, Mr. H. D. to Miss Hannah Gilbert. 
(S. Apr. 21, 17920 

Dexter, Catharine Maria, m. Artemas Ward, jun. 

Dexter, Ed ward. IT At Providence, Mr. E. 1)., merchant, to Miss Abi- 
gail Smith. (S.Dec. 28, 1793.) 

Dexter, John. AtCumberland, Mr. J. D. to MissLuey Dexter. (AY. 
Feb. 12, 1794.) 

Dexter, Lewis. At North Providence, Mr. L. D. to Miss Lydia Coin- 
stock. (W. Feb. 13, 1793.) 

Dexter, Lucy, m. John Dexter. 

Dexter, Nancy, in. Abraham Bishop. 

Dexter, Samuel. S. D., Esq., of Albany, in the State of New York, 
to Miss Eliza Province, of this town. (W. June 16, 1790.) 

Dickerson, Rev. Timothy. At Holliston, the Rev. T. D. to Miss Mar- 
garet Prentiss, daughter of the late Rev. Joshua Prentiss. (S. Dec. 
12, 1789.) ■ 

. Dickinson, Patty, m. John Barrett. 

Dickman, Joseph. Last Thursday se'ennight, Mr. J. D. to Miss Mary 
Tucker. (S. Mar. 18, 1786.) 

Dickman, Thomas. In this town, Mr. T. D. to Miss Betsy Getchell. 
(S.Dec. 8, 1792.) 

Dickman, Thomas. At Springfield, Mr. T. D., printer, of Greenfield, 
to Miss Nancy Church, eldest daughter of Major Moses Church, of 
Springfield. (W. Sept. 10, 1794.) 

Dilingham, 'Esther, m. Philip Crand on. 

Dillaway, Thomas. Mr. T. D. to Miss Hannah Domae, both of this 
town. ; (W/Jan. 26, 1791.) 

Dilliway, Hannah, m. John Somes, jun. 

Dills, Mrs., m. Rev. President YYitherspoon. 

Dissotway, Violetta,'m. James Briton. 

Dixcey/ Hannah, m. Mr. P. J. G. de Nancrede. 

Doak, William D. At Haverhill, Mr. W. D. D., merchant, to Mis- 
Polly Webster. (S. Mar. 1, 1791.) 

Doan, John. In this town, by the Rev. Dr. Stilbnan, Mr. J. D., oi 
Roxbury, to MissPercis Crafts, of this town. (S. May 10, 1794.) 




Dodcl, John. At Banbury, Mr. J. D. to Miss Anne M. Lean. (W. 

Oct. 17, 1792.) 
Dodge, Mary, m. Mr. Balding. 

Dogget, Noah. Mr. N". 1). to Miss Ruthe Lines. (S. June 8, 1793.) 
Dogget, William. By the Rev. Mr. Clarke, Mr. W. D. to Mrs. Mary 

Russell, both of this town. (W. March 17, 1790.) 
Doggett, Henry. In Charleston (S. Carolina), Mr. H. D., merchant, 

formerly of this town, to Miss Nancy Relfe, of that place. (W. Oct. 

21, 1789.) 
Doll, Adam. At Kingston, Ulster-Country, Mr. A. D. to Miss 

Cornecia Tappan. (S. June 23, 1792.) 
Dolliver, Capt. William, jun. At Gloucester, Capt. W. D., jun., to Miss 

Sally Foster, daughter of Col. Joseph Foster, of that place. (S. 

Aug. 28, 1790.) 
Domac, Hannah, m. Thomas Dillaway. 
Donielson, Mrs. Eliza, m. Capt. William Eaton. 
Donnells, Mrs. Mary, m. James Perkins. 
Dorr, Nancy, m. Caleb Clapp. 
Dorr, William. By the Rev. Mr. West, Mr. W. D. to Miss Lucinda 

Davis, daughter of Amassa Davis, Esq., of this town. (S. Nov. 20, 

Dorsey, Vachel. At Baltimore, Mr. V. D. to Miss Nancy Poole. 

(S. Apr. 7, 1792.) 
D'Orville, Matthew Den nison. In this town, by the Rev. Dr. Lathrop, 

Mr. M. D. D'O., of Charleston, S. C, to Miss Martha Webb, of 

Boston. (S. Nov. 8, 1794.) 
Doty, Theodore. At New Bedford, Mr. T. D. to Miss Phebe Taber 

(W.Dec. 25, 1793.) 
Douglass, John. In New York, Mi*. J. D., of Boston, to Miss Sarah 

Cannon, of Corlaer's-Hook. (W. Jan. 18, 1792.) 
Dow, Ruth, m. Thomas Marshall. 
Downs, Elizabeth, m. Francis Wheston. 
Downs, Mary, in. Christopher Beal. 
Dowse, Edward. In this town, E. D., Esq., to Miss Sally Phillips, 

daughter of the Hon. William Phillips, Esq. (S. Feb. 27, 1790.) 
Dowse, Eliza, m. Joseph Sprague. 
Draper, William. [In this town] Mr. W. D. to Miss Hannah Harris. 

(W.Oct. 26, 1791.) 


Drebert, Christain. At Baltimore, Mr. C. D. to Miss Mary Forney. 

(W. July 4, 1792.) 
Drew, Capt. At New York, Capt. D., of the British Navy, to Miss 

Watkins. (W« May 2, 179*2.) 
Drew, Betsy, m. Capt. Samuel Jeffers. 

Drew, Capt. Clark. At Duxborough, Capt. C. D. to Miss Betsey Bos- 
worth, daughter to Capt. N. Bosworth, late of this town. (W. Jan. 

9, 1793.) 
Drew, Capt. Rubran. AtDuxbury, Capt. R. D. to Miss Sally Loring, 

daughter to Deacon Loring. (W. Feb. 27, 1792.) 
Driver, Jenny, in. Jesse Spir. 
Drury, Abijah. Mr. A. D. to Miss Kezia Wheelock. (W. March 14. 

1792.) At Shrewsbury implied. 
Duane, James, jun. At New York, J. D. jun., Esq., to Mrs. Mariann 

Bowers. (W. Dec. 19, 1792.) 
Duane, Polly, m. Major William North. 

Dubalett, John. Mr. J. D. to Miss Sally Boit. ( W. June 16, 1790.) 
Duchemin, Francois. At Baltimore, Mr. F. D., an eminent merchant 

of Port-au-Prince, to Miss Catherine Maengc. (W. Jan. 30, 1793.) 
Dunbar, Mr. At Plymouth, Mr. D., Attorney at Law, to Miss Nancy 

Crombie. (S. July 12, 1794.) 
Dunbar, James. Last evening, Mr. J. D. to Miss Sally Templeton, 

both of this town. ( W. March 28, 1792. ) 
Duncan, Elizabeth, in. John Thaxter. 

Duncan, Robert. At Newgrantham (N. H.), R. D., Esq., to the ami- 
able widow of his late brother, Samuel Duncan, Esq. (S. Oct. 25, 

1794.) • 
Duncan, William. At Philadelphia, Mr. W. D. to Miss Polly 

Moulder. (S. Nov. 17, 1792.) 
Dunham, Jesse. [At Newport] Mr. J. D. to Miss Betsey Fell. (W. 

Oct. 1, 1794.) 
Dunkin, Robert H. At New York, R. H. D., Esq., of Philadelphia, 

to Miss Watkins, of New York. (W. Jan. 23, 1793.) 
Dunnels, Samuel. In this town, Mr. S. D. to Miss Deborah Knee- 
' land. (S. July 5, 1794.) 
Dunton, Ruth, m. Thomas P. Clark. 
Durant, Cornelius. The 20th inst., C. D., Esq., of the island of St. 

Croix, to Miss Mary Fenno, of this town. (W. May 24, 178G.) 

(To be continued.) 


1750 1756. 

Continued from page 252. 
* Indie tes scratched in original. 

Reuben Starbord and Anna , Oct. 19, 1750. 

Abel Eaton and Dorcas Coombs, Oct. 22, 1750. 

James Winslow and Ruth Getchell, Nov. 30, 1750. 

Walter McDonald, of Georgetown, and Elizabeth Winslow, of a place 
called Topsom, Dec. 31, 1750. 

Benjamin Whitney and Jean Brown, of Georgetown, Mar. 16, 1751. 

Caleb Coombs and Mrs. Harvey Coombs, of Corhester, May 29, 175 1 . 

Samuel Jack and Elizabeth Willson, of a place called Topsom, Au«\ 
12, 1751. 

Capt. James Thompson and Mrs. Lodin Harris, of Ipswich, Oct. 2, 

I Daniel Hopkins of Newcastle and Mrs. Jeunath Simpson of Brunswick, 
Oct. 11, 1751. 

Judali Chase and Margaret Woodside, Apr. 8, 1752. 

William Hesey4 of Chelford and Mehitable Hall, of Sebascodegan 
Island, Apr. 25, 1752. 

Daniel Eaton and Jean Dunlap, of Topsom, May 27, 1752. 

Benja Whitney and Mercy Hinkley, June 15, 1752. 
-—Daniel Weed, of Newbury and Elizabeth Thompson, Aug. 8, 1752. 

Anthony Coombs, Jim, and Ruth Getchell, Nov. 18, 1752. 

Berya Rideont, of Smallpoint and Mary Getchell, Nov. 25, 1752. 

James Mustard and Charity Reed, both of Topsom, Mar. 19, 1753. 

Peter Woodward and Sarah Mariner, of Falmouth, May 15,175-1. 

Vincent Woodside and Mary Lamond, of Georgetown, Dec. 1, 1758. 

John Snow and Hannah Larrabee, June 29, 1754. 

Francis Carman and Lydia Whitney, Aug. 13, 1754. 

Sam'l Williams, of Georgetown, and Mercy Coombs, Aug. 24, 1751. 

WillinmReed, Jun. of Topsom, and Mary Dunning, Sept. 8, 1754. 

Eben 1 ' Hinkley and Susanah Brown, Sept. 16", 1754. 

Mathew Patten of Biddeford and Susanna Dunning, Oct. 30, 1754. 

Archibald IleneyJ and Margret Howard, Dec. 4, 1754. 

William Woodside, Jr. and Elizabeth Hunter, of Topsom, Jan. 4, '55. 

Sam'l Allen, of Topsham and Rosaima Asten,Mar. 8, 1755. 

\Rob't Lament and Sarah Godfrey, May 10, 1755. 

* Jonathan Prible of Abisnidassett and Ester Hcrvey, June 7, 1775. 

George Headon, of Richmond and Elizabeth Potter, of Topsham, Oct. 
11, 1755. 

RichaixUKnowly, of Topsham and Mary Orr, Oct. 27, 1755. 

Charles Robinson and Martha Malcom, both of Topsham, Jan. 24, 

J Impossible to state whether Honey or Hesey. 

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(Continued from page 250.) 

52. Samuel Bishop married Aug. 10, 1726, Mehitabel Spencer, 
daughter of Obadiah Spencer, of Hartford. They removed to Litchfield 
South Farms, now Morris. She died Sept. 9, 1756. 

161 Seth, b. Aug. 16, 1730. 

162 Noah,b, Sept. 11, 1733. 

163 Amos, b. Mar 4, 1735. 

164 Vene, b. 1737. 

165 Jane, b. 1730; m. Gad Farnliam. 

53. Abigail Bishop married March 21, 1721, Gideon Chittenden, 
of Guilford, son of Joseph Chittenden, of Guilford, and Mary Kimberly, 
of New Haven, born Feb. 3, 1698. They removed to New Milford, 
Conn., in 1762. 

Arqaham, b. Feb. 16, 1723 ; m. Mercy Burgis. 
Milliseent, b. April 5, 1725 ; m. John Ilopson. 
Abigail, b. March 17, 1727 ; m. Samuel Stone. 
Prudence, b. Oct. 14, 1729 ; m. Nathan Johnson. 
Giles, b. Dec. 8, 1731 ; m. Temperance Bishop. 
Miles, b. June 15, 1734 ; d. s., Dec. 15, 1755. 
Ruth, b. May 15, 1737; m. Ebenezer Evarls. 
Stephen, b. May 9, 1739 ; m. Lucy Bardsley. 
Catharine, b. May 9, 1747 ; m. Joel Gay lord. 

54. Susannah Bishop married Samuel Chittenden, son of John Chit- 
tenden and Sarah Clay, of Guilford, born Aug. 16, 1704. She died 1 
Nov. 8, 1747. He was married a second and a third time, and died 
July 10, 1783. 

Samuel, b. Nov. 2, 1727 ; m. Mindwell Bartlett. 
Nathaniel, b. Aug. 1, 1730; d. inf. 
Nathaniel, b. June- 2, 1732. 

Susannah, b. June 2, 1732; m. John Crampton. 
Noah, b. July 31, 1734; m. Elizabeth Crampton. 
Sarah, July 9, 1739; m. Miles Griswold. 


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55. Catharine Bishop married David Field, as second wife, May 17, 
731, son of Ebenezer Field and Mary Dudley, born Dec. 2, 1697. He 
ie<TFeb. 6, 1770. 

Mr. Field's first wife was Ann Bishop (No. 20), who died leaving 
air children. By Catharine Bishop, his second wife, he had three 

. Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1732 ; m. Ebenezer Bartlett. 
Samuel, b. Feb. 20, 1734; m. Mary Dickinson. 
Ebenezer, b. April 18, 1736 ; in. Rachel Scranton. 

[After her death he married Feb. 10, 1742, Abigail Stone (nee Ty- 
r) widow of Jedidiah Stone, of Guilford, by whom she had four 

58. Joseph Bishop married Dec. 23, 1703, Elizabeth Stone, daugh- 
r of William Stone and Hannah Woulfe, of Guilford, born Nov. 20, 
582. She died Mav 1G, 1767. He died 1713. 

166 Elizabeth, b. April 23, 1705; m. Eleazer Isbell. 

167 Joseph, b. Oct. 28, 1708; of Branford. 

168 Benjamin, b. 1709; ra. Sarah . 

59. Stephen Bishop married Sept. 25, 1707, Sarah Stevens, daughter 
'Nathaniel Stevens, of Killingworth, who- died in 1720. He died Nov. 
I, 1722, in Guilford. 

169 Stephen, b. Oct. 12, 1708; m. Esther Meigs. 

170 Sarah, b. 1710 ; m. Joseph Frisbie. 

171 Elizabeth, b. 1712. ... ." ^ 

172 Hannah, b. 1714; m. Hull Chittenden. 
- 173 Timothy, b. 1717 ; d. Dec, 1736. 

174 Rebecca, b. 1720; m. Stephen Stone. 

60. Hannah Bishop married in 1728, as second wife, Sergt. James 
varts, of Guilford, Son of Daniel and Mary Evarts, of Guilford, born 
eb. 18, 1672. He had five children by a former marriage. He died 
pril 6, 1750. She died April 10, 1762. 

James, b. Sept. 15, 1729; d. Sept. 19, 1741. 
Jedediah, b. Nov., 1732. 

61. Rachel Bishop married John Lee, of Guilford, son of John Lee 
id Elizabeth Crampton, of Guilford, born May 5, 1088. He died in 
uilford, March, 1717 

John, b. 1714 ; m. Elizabeth . 


63. Abraham Bishop married Elizabeth Blin. He died in Guilford, 
Oct. 15, 1780. She died Sept. 21, 1802. 

175 Elizabeth, b. Oct. 19, 1728; d.Aug. 7, 1748. 

176 Abraham, b. Aug. 22, 1730. 

177 Abigail, b. Sept. 15, 1735; d. Sept. 9, 1748. 

64. Daniel Bishop married Sarah Stone, born 1704, who died Dec. 
17, 1772. He married, second, July 3, 1776, Tabitha Bishop (No. 7M). 
She died July 18, 1807. He died in Guilford, Aug. 8, 1788. 

178 Sarah, b. 1736 ; ra. Samuel Parmelee. 

179 Asenath, b. ; m. Nathaniel Meigs. 

67. Josiah Bishop married Dec. 31, 1728, Hannah Chittenden, daugh- 
ter of William, and Hannah Chittenden, of Guilford, born Jan., 1703. 
She died July 1, 1773. He died April 12, 1745. 

180 Josiah, b. M:\) 9, 1730 ; m. Ruth Evarts. 

181 Hannah, b. Nov. 8, 1732 ; d. inf. 

182 Lemuel, b. Sept, 19, 1734; d. inf. 

183 Rachel, b. Dec. 2, 1736 ; m. Elias Meigs. 

184 Submit, b. Feb. 24, 1739 ; m. Dr. Jared Foote. 

185 Hannah, b. Nov. 27, 1740; m. Richmond. 

68. Joshua Bishop married May 12, 1734, Silence Crampton, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Crampton and Susannah French, of Guilford, born Jan. 
31, 1713. Joshua Bishop died Nov. 13, 1777. Silence, his wife, died 
April 1, 1769. 

186 Susannah, b. Dec. 11, 1735; d. s., Sept. 18, 1811. 

187 Ruth, b. April 25, 1738 ; d. s., April 21, 1752. 

188 Joshua, b. June 28, 1740 ; went to Albany. 

189 Thomas, b. 1742 ; d. s., Feb. 5, 1823. 

69. Ebenezer Bishop married Nov. 2, 1737, Sarah Stevens, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Stevens and Mindwell Graves, of Guilford, born March 
16, 1722. He died Oct. 27, 1747. [She married, second, William 
Chittenden.] She died Oct. 5, 1802. 

190 Luther, b. July 23, 1738 ; d. Sept. 8, 1738. 

191 Leah, b. Nov. 24, 1739 ; m.. Samuel Evarts. 

192 Luther, b. Oct, 17, 1741 ; d. in the War Dec, 1759. 

193 Ebenezer, b. April 10, 1745; m. Deborah Stone. 
J94 Sarah, b. March 9, 1748; m. Caleb Benton. 

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• Co n tin u ed from page 234. 

16. Samuel Wright (Jos'iah, John, John), born Feb. 28, 1704: 
settled in Groton; there married 18 Jan., 1732-3, Hannah Lawrence 
(daughter of Nathaniel and Anna or Hannah Lawrence, born July 8, 
1708 ?) 

I. Samuel, born Oct. 15, 1733. II. David, born Aug. 19, 1735. 
III. Josiah, born July 31, 1737. IV. Jonas, born Aug. 12, 1739. 
V. Nathaniel, born Aug. 5, 1711; died March 6,1743. VI. Dan- 
iel, born Sept. 20, 1743. VII. Nathaniel, born Sept. 26, 1746. 

17. John Wright {Josiah, John, John), born 14 July, 1708 ; mar- 
ried Mary Locke (youngest daughter of James Locke, who was son of 
deacon William, the original emigrant from England). He was chosen 
deacon 9 Aug., 1758. 

■ ■ 

I. Ruth, born 1750; married June 22, 1767, Leonard Richardson, 
of Woburn. 

19. Joshua Wright {Josiah, John, John), born May 19, 1716; set- 
tled in Hollis, N. H. ; married Abigail Richardson, 6 March, 1739. 
He died 5 Aug., 1776. Was in West Dunstable in 1739 and signed 
the second petition for the charter. Was selectman of Hollis in 1749 
and 1769. A soldier in the French war in 1760 and captain of Hollis 
militia company in 1775 and previously. His sons Lemuel and Uriah 
were soldiers in the Revolution. In 1775 he paid the largest tax. 

Children: 1 

I. Joshua, born Jan 1, 1741. II. Esther, born Nov. 6, 1742; mar- 
ried John Shed, of Pepperell, 20 Dec, 1764. III. Abigail, born Nov, 

* A Hannah Wright, of Ilolli*, married Timothy French, of Ilullis, Sept. 18. 1775. 
Alice Wright, of Ilullis, married Jno. llubart, of Hollis, Deo. 18, 1777. 



10, 1744. IV. Abijah, bom Aug. 15, 1746. V. Lemuel, born Oct. 

2, 1748. VI. Ruth, born Feb. 13, 1751. VII. Lemuel, born Dee. 

30, 1752. VIII. Uriah, born Dee. 8, 1754. IX. Timothy, born 

Sept. 8, 1756. X. Sibbel, born Feb. 13, 1759. XI. Susannah, born 

Nov. 25, 1761 ; married Am*. 23, 1778, ensign Wm. Woods and had 

fourteen children. XII. Sarah, born May 6, 1763; married 13 June, 

1782, Eliphalet Brown. 

20. Benjamin Wright (Josiah, John, John,) born ; married 

Mary . 

1. Benjamin, born March 28, 1752; married Esther Taylor. II. 
Abel, born Sept. 3, 1754; married Alice Shattuck, 30 Nov. 1773. III. 
Ebenezer W., born Sept. 8, 1756. IV. Mary, born Feb. 11, 1760. V. 
Noah, born Dec. 13, 1763. VI. Joseph, twin, born Feb. 9, 1766. VII. 
Mary, twin, born Feb. 9, 1766. VIII. Hannah, born Sept. 19, 1769. 
IX. Sibbel, born May 9, 1772. 

48. Samuel Wright (Samuel, Josiah, John, John), born Oct. 15, 
1733; married Abigail Flagg, March 15, 1757. 

I. Samuel, born Aug. 10, 1757. II. Edmund, born Aug. 9,1760. 
III. Abigail, born Sept. 12, 1762. IV. Elizabeth, born May 28, 1764, 
V: Winslow, born Oct. 3, 1766. 

49. David Wright (Samuel, Josiah, John, John), son of Samuel 
and Hannah (Lawrence), born Aug. 19, 1735; married Dec. 24, 1761, 
Prudence, daughter of Samuel and Prudence Cumings. born Nov. 26, 
1740; settled in Pepperell, where his children were born; then went 
to Hollis, N. H. 

I. David, born March 28, 1763. II. Prudence, born Aug. 29, 1764; 
died, unmarried, aged 35. III. Cumings, born March 17, 1766; went 
to Thompson, Conn. IV. Mary, born Dec. 27, 1767 ; died July 1,1774. 
V. Wilkes, born Dec. 8, 1769; probably the Captain Wilkes who died 
in Newburyport 1801, leaving widow Elizabeth. VI. Caroline Matilda, 
born Aug. 21, 1772; married Samuel Hart well. VII. Liberty, born 
July 19, 1774; died March 11, 1775. VIII. Devard, born Feb. 10, 
1776. IX. Liberty, born May 30, 1778. X. Artemas, born Aug. 4, 
1780. 'XL Daniel, born Apr. 26, 1783. 

50. Josiah Wright (Samuel, Josiah, John, John), born July 31, 
1737; married Dolly Shattuck, Jan. 24, 1758. 


I. Josiah, horn Oct. 4, 1758. II. Hannah, horn Oct. 29, 1760 ; mar- 
ried 22 March, 1781, David Ames of Hollis. III. Silas, horn Much 8, 
L763. IV. Dolly, horn June 9, 1765. V. Orpah, born May 27, 1707. 
VI. Rebekah, born Aug. 4, 1769. VII. Lydia, born March 15, 1772. 
VIII. Pamela, born April 19, 1774. IX. Washington, horn Feb. 15, 
1777. X. John Sullivan, horn July 20, 1779. XI. Phebe, born June 
10, 1781. 

Wife Dolly was daughter of David and Dorothy Shattuck, of Groton, 
uid was born Sept. 28, 1740. 

51. Jonas Wright {Samuel, Josiah, John, John), of Peppeivll, 
horn Aug. 12, 1739; married Anna Parker, Feb. 12, 1770. 

I. Anna, horn Dec. 1, 1770; married 25 Dec, 1787, Asa Shat- 
tuck. II. Jonas, born Oct. 20, 1771. 

67. Lemuel Wright (Joshua, Josiah, Joint, John), born Dec. 30, 
1752; married March 13, 1781, Mary Johnson (daughter of Jonathan 
md Sarah Johnson), horn April 29, 1758. He was of Hollis, N. II. 
Was a soldier in the Revolution. 

I. Lemuel, born March 18, 1782; married 7 Dec, 1807, Mary 
Parlay of Mollis. II. Joshua, horn Feb. 29, 1784; married Jan. 4, 
1809, Rebecca Willoughby, of Hollis. III. Noah, horn Jan. 13, 1787. 
[V. Miles Johnson, born March 13, 1790. V. Benjamin, horn May 14, 
1792; married 29 Oct., 1818, widow Emma Bradley. 

68. Uriah Wright (Joshua, Josiah, John, John), of Hollis, N. PL, 
horn Dec. 8, 1754 ; married June 15, 1.780, Eunice (daughter of James 
mid Margaret Jewett), born Sept. 24, 1701; soldier in Revolution at 
Bunker Hill in Prescott's regiment; removed to Beverly. 

I. Uriah, born June 3, 1781. II. Eunice, born Mar. 19, 1783. 
III. Joshua, horn Mar. 9, 1785.. IV. James Jewett, horn March 25, 
1787. V. Margaret, horn July 5,1789. VI. Timothy, horn April 13, 
1791. VII. Joshua, horn April 21, 1793. VIII. Jean, horn May 20, 
1795. IX. Samuel, a mariner, died in Beverly, Mar. 20, 1820, leav- 
ing widow Martha or Patty and a small child. 

James Wright mentioned in the account. 

Uriah Wright of Beverly was a U. S. Pensioner in 1832. 

70. Benjamin Wright, of Hollis, N. H. (Benjamin, Josiah, John, 
John), born March 28, 1752; married Dec. 15, 1774, Esther Taylor 


(daughter of Jonathan and Kezia), who was born Feb. 19, 1754. Hi- 
was a soldier in the Revolution. 

I. Kezia Taylor, born Feb. 20, 1776; married 11 June, 1799, 
Luther Colburn, of Hollis. II. Benjamin Winckol, born July 14, 17 7s ; 
married 28 Nov., 1805, Sarah Hardy, of Hollis. III. Esther, born 
April 15, 1781 ; married Laommi Spaulding of Temple, 6 May, 1819. 
IV. Jonathan, born July 24, 1783. V. Salome, born Nov. 2H, 1784. 
VI. Jonathan Taylor, born Aug. 19, 1787; married 12 Nov., 1816, 
Eliz. Colburn, of Hollis. VII. Salome, born March 28, 1790 ; married 
22 April, 1813, Ebenezer Duncklee, of Amherst. VIII. Mary, born 
Aug. 31, 1792. IX. Mary, born April 29, 1794. 

78. David Wright (David, Samuel, Josiah, John, John), born 
March 28, 1763; married Polly (daughter of John Lowell, of Dunsta- 
ble), Sept. 21, 1785; settled in Brookline, N. II. 

I. William, born in Pepperell, April 6, 1788 ; married Sarah Ben- 
nett, of Ashby, at Boston, March, 1816. 

II. David, married Jane Colket. III. Jephthal, married 

Hosley. Fanny, married Eri McDonald. V. Devard, married 

Verder. VI. Mary, married Orr. 

82. Artemas Wright (David, Samuel, JosiaJt , John, John), son of 
David and Prudence (Cummings), born 4 Aug., 1780; married Pru- 
dence Corey. 

I. Alvah, born 23 July, 1816; married 25 Nov., 1841, Fanny Gil- 
son, daughter of Samuel and Catherine Woods, born 10 March, 1818; 
had Maria Catherine, born 18 Aug., 1842. II. Prudence married 27 
April, 1823, Noah Shattuck, Jr., of Groton ; she died 14 May, 1884, 
aged 78 yrs. 3 mos. 12 dys. 

92. James Jewett Wright ( Uriah, Joshua, Josiah, John, John), 
son of Uriah and Eunice (Jewett), born 25 March, 1787; married 
1814, Lucy Cole, of Hamilton, Mass. ; died in Beverly, Mass., July, 
1827. Mariner. 

I. James H., born 1816. II. Joshua, born 1818. III. George, bom 
1822. IV. Lucy Jane, born 1824. 

99. William Wright (David, David, Samuel, Josiah, John, John), 
born in Pepperell, April 6, 1788; married Sarah Bennett (daughter of 
James Bennett, born in Ashby, Aug. 7, 1795 ; of Ashby) ; settled in 
Boston, where his children were born. 


I. Sarah Jane, born in Hollis, N. H. II. William Augustus, born 
i Boston, Jan. 2, 1821 ; married Frances Sophia Huntington. III. 
aroline E., born in Boston; died in N. Y., 23 Dec, 1893; married 
orace Gushing, Nov. 1, 1859; son Richard King, born in New York 
ct. 29, 1859 and died Jan. 24, I860. IV. Charles Lowell, born in Bos- 
>n ; married Elizabeth Gray; died in New York city March 6, 1886, 
3 issue. V. Adeline Frances, born in Boston. VI. Haynes Harry, 
am in Boston ; died in New York city Aug. 22, 1870, unmarried. 

103. William Augustus Wright ( William, David, David, Samuel, 
osiah, John, John), born Jan. 2, 1821; married April 23, 1850, 
ranees Sophia (daughter of Benjamin and Caroline (Dolliver) Hunt- 
igton, of Boston) ; died in Denver, Colorado, Nov. 18, 1885. 

I. Charles Huntington, born July 6, 1851 ; married Emma P. Phil- 
ps ; removed to Denver, Colorado. II. Frank Vernon, born Oct. 13, 
855 ; married Cornelia L. Pennell. 


(Continued from page 260.) 

March 20, Stephen Cady and Abigail Lee; Daniel Whitmore and Dorcas 
o averse. 

April 11, Thomas Converse and Martha Cluffe. 
April 17, Caleb Bixby and Sarah Blanchard. 
June 20, Robert Plank and Hannah Cooper. 
July 16, William Whitney and Mary Whitmore. 
Dec. 4, Epraim Warren, Jan., and Tabitha Russell. 
1725. Jan. 1G, Eleazer Brooks and Hannah Leavens. 
March 11, Jaazaniah Hosmer and Racliiel Pierce. 
March 13, John Lee and Margaret Wilson. 
March 26, Samuel Danielson and Sarah Douglas, of Plainfield. 
Nov. 5, William Moffatt, Jun., and Deliverance Parks. 
Nov. 26, Sterling Heath, of Pomfret, and Hannah Cutler. 
1725. March 2, Benjamin Lovejoy, of Plainfield, and Sarah Whitmore. 
March 18, William Ford of Providence, and Abigail Robinson. 
April 8, Benjamin Barrett and Mary Parks. 

1725. May 12, Urian Hosmer and Elizabeth Leavens, widow. 
Nov. 10, Richard Bloss, Jun., and Ruth Mackintyre. 

Dec. — , Moses Learned, of Framingham, and Lydia Bryant. 

1726. Feb. 2, John Moffitt and Elisabeth Firman. 
March 3, Samuel Daily and Sarah Cooper. 

* , 


May 24, Joshua Hall, and Abigail Mackintyre. 
Dec. 23, John Felshaw and Elizabeth Robinson. 

1727. Sept. 4, Samuel Bloss and Martha Barker, widow. 

1728. Jan. 25, Nath'l Coltori and Sarah, d. of Jas. Mighill. 
Feb. 13, Stephen Cummins and Mary, d. of Benj. Bixby. V 
1730. June 15, Ephraim Guile and Abigail Converse. 

1740. April 21, David Town, of Oxford, and Sarah Gary of Pomfret. 
April 22, Isaac Stone and Mary Jewett. . 

July 22, The Rev. Mr. Marston Cabot and Mrs. Mary D wight. 
Oct. 18, Nathaniel Patten and Anne Ilutchins. 
^ 1732. Dec. 19, James Johnson and Susanna Waters. 

1733. Nov. 29, Benjamin Cady and Elizabeth Church. 

1734. Dec. 5, llezekiah Cutler and Susanna Clark. 
- Dec. 16, Barachiah Johnson and Bathsheba Cady. 

1735. Jan. 1, John Church and Amey Winter. 

Nov. 10, The Rev. Mr. James Osgood, of Stoneham, and Mrs. Sarah Fisk. 

173G. Jan. 22, Joseph Hutchins and Zerviah Leavens. 

Feb. 12. Samuel Knight and Rachel Leavens. 

Feb. 23, Andrew Philips and Mary Lock. 

June 29, Phineas Green and Elizabeth Cutting. 

Oct. 21, Joseph Cheney, of New Medfielcl, and Abigail Warren. 

Nov. 2, Dea. Eleazer Bateman and Mrs. Hannah Cutler. 

Nov. 4, Ebenezer Plummer and Abigail Jewett. 

Dec. 15, John Church and Susanna Morris. 

1737. Jul} 7 13, Daniel Russell and Phebe Roberts. 

May 19, Ebenezer Fay, of New Medfielcl, and Abigail Waters. 

1738. Feb. 1, Stephen Mackintyre, of New Sherburne, and Tryphena 
Place, widow, of Gloucester. 

May 18, Josiah Spalding and Hannah Grover. 

Oct. 4, Aaron Allen, of , and Hannah Waters. 

Nov. 17, Joseph Symondsand Hannah Abbe. 

1739. Jan. 1, Wyman Ilutchins and Abigail Cutler. 
April 25, John Roberts and Abigail Whitney. 

May 30, William Robinson and Hannah Cutler. 

Nov. 21, Richard Abbe, of Ashford, and Hannah Simmons. 

1740. Feb. 28, Ebenezer Stearns, of Plainfield, and Mary Gould. 
March 18, Jonathan Bullard, of Sherburne, and Sarah Wood, widow. 
May 28, John Mashcraft, of Woodstock, and Sarah Wilson. 

Nov. 19, Nathan McKee and Mary Whitney. 
Nov. 21, Robert Latham and Eunice Bruce. 
Dec. 4, Benjamin Leavens and Elisabeth Cady. 

1741. June 23, David Roberts, Jun., and Mercy Heminway, of Woodstock. 

CTo be continued.) , 



Heraldry in America, by Eugene Zieber, Philadelphia, 1895. 
Royal 8vo, cloth, pp. 427. Profusely illustrated. 

The Bailey, Banks r&Biddlc Co. of Philadelphia, silversmiths, finding 
a (feniand for a popular and at the same time authoritative work upon 
heraldry, have published this book by Mr. Zieber, which has been ac- 
cepted by Americans generally as a guide to heraldry. 

Writing of the knowledge of heraldry in America, the author saws 
"Though such knowledge has at times been relatively ne<deetcil in 
the United States, coat-armor has always been in use here, ami it-colt - 
nized as a mark of social distinction." The artist, architect and lover 
of books must, to some extent at least, have a knowledge of the laws of 
heraldry, and, what is as much to the point, know where lie can find a 
proper authority to which to refer to without annoyance and delay. The 
genealogical student should be well posted in heraldic customs mid he ac- 
quainted with the coats-of-arms in use in colonial times. This as much 
for his protection against spurious and absurd statements, as to aid in lo- 
cating a family by the use of coat-armor. 

Mr. Zieber has endeavored to present in a concise and intelligent man- 
ner all that is necessary to enable the student correctly to interpret and 
apply the manifold laws of heraldry. The work is of course, in part, a 
compilation, but in addition contains examples of seals from colonial 
documents and coat-armor in use by individuals. Much space is devot- 
ed to monumental and ecclesiastical heraldry and to the use of arms in 
in America; in decorative use especially. 

The seals of all the states are historically treated and illustrated ; a 
valuable contribution to history. 

A careful study of this book will call attention to man}' points which 
need further illustration by competent writers, and much that is origi- 
nal will be found in these pages. What is now needed is a complete 
roll of American armorial families, more numerous than is generally sup- 
posed, to establish the correct bearings, as well as to expose the false 
assumption of arms, which, by the way, is quite as common in England 
as here. 

The Descendants of Stephen Pierson, of Suffolk County, Eng- 
land, and New Haven and Derby, Conn., 1645-1739. By F. L> Pier- 
son, Amenia, N. Y., 1895. Paper; pp. 33. 

The record of over 400 descendants of Stephen Pierson the emigrant, 
is as near complete as twenty }'ears of research, by the compiler, can 
make it. 

These smaller genealogies are very valuable aids to genealogical stu- 
-dents and every one who has accumulated considerable material about 
liis family or ancestors should place it in print as Mr. Pierson has done. 

The pamphlet may be had of the author at Ellsworth, Conn. 




Knowlton. All persons of the name of Knowlton, or who are de- 
scended Irom Capt. Wm. Knowlton, or either of his three sons John, 
William and Deacon Thomas Knowlton, who came from England and 
settled in Ipswich, Mass., early in 1600, are requested to send all in- 
formation concerning their descent, and whatever else may be of interest 
in their history, whether personal or otherwise, to Rev. C. H. VY. 
Stocking, D.D., 16 Prospect Terrace, East Orange, N. J., as he is 
preparing a history of the Knowlton family. 

All public or private libraries, or private persons, having in their 
possession copies of the life of Gen. Nath'l Lyon, by Ashbel Wood- 
ward, M.D., and published by Case, Lockwood & Co., Hartford, 1862, 
or who have the New England Genealogical and Historical Register, 
Vol. 15, are requested to send their names and addresses to Rev. C. 
H. W. Stocking, D.D., 16 Prospect Terrace, East Orange, N. J. 

Whipple. In the Collections of the Maine Historical Society for 
Oct., 1895, is a portrait and very interesting sketch of the life of A V i 1 - 
Ham Whipple. The author of the article had evidently never seen Mr. 
Preston's valuable notes upon the history of the Whipple family of Ips- 
wich, which appeared in Vol. II of this publication. 

Mention is made of the Virginia family of Whipples and the state- 
ment made that they claim descent from Col. John Whipple of Rupert's 
Cavaliers, who migrated to Virginia in 1662, and was descended from 
Henri de V. Hippie knighted at Argincourt. 


Porter. A monthly publication under the auspices of the Porter 
family association, will be issued by Eben Putnam, Salem, Mass., at 
$1 per annum. The title will be the " Porter Leaflets," and will be 
after the style of the "Putnam Leaflets," already successfully .established, 
and the"Balch Leaflets." Every Porter, of whatever tribe, should be- 
come a subscriber. 

Ancestral Records. The " Ancestral Charts " are constantly in 
demand. By means of these forms any number of ancestors of one or 
more persons may be recorded ; the only published form suitable for 
such purposes. Price, $1.50, of the publisher, Eben Putnam, Salem, 
Mass., or ot any bookseller. 





90. Reneau. John Reneau of Prince Win. Co., Ya., married Su- 
anna Thorn, 1737, and moved to Penn., near Brownsville. He died 
n Tenn., 1800 ; she died in Pa., 1771. Who was she? 

91. Holmes. Information wanted concerning John Holmes of Kit- 
ery, Me., born about 1740; married Polly Goodale ; moved to Jeffer- 
on, N. H., in 1796, from the "Navy Yard" at Portsmouth (Kittery, 
^aine). L. E. Holmes, M.D. 

92. Skinner. Martha Skinner married 3 Sept., 1763, Oliver Bill, 
>f Lebanon, Conn. Who were her parents? Her date of birth ? 

93. Fowler — Tapp. William Fowler married a daughter of Ed-- 
nund Tapp, of Mil ford, Conn. What was her baptismal name, when 
nd where was she born, and what was her mother's name and ancestry? 

Who was the mother of the above Wm. Fowler, i. e., the wife of 
«Vm. Fowler, Sr., who died 1661. 

94. Bill. Hannah, wife of Philip Bill, of Ipswich, New London, 
stc, died in 1709. Who was she? 

95. Jackson. Dr. Earl Bill married Sarah Jackson, a daughter of 
Lt. Jackson," of Conn., a soldier irr the Revolution. Wanted infor- 

nation concerning his family. 

96. Buffington. James Buffington, of Salem, born about 1710, 

named Elizabeth — . Any information regarding said James, his 

)irth, date of marriage and wife's family, will be thankfully appreci- 

97. Ross. Thomas Buffington, the supposed father of the above 
Fames, married, at Salem, in 1699, Hannah Ross. Who were her 

98. Carriel. Samuel, son of Nath'l Carriel, of Salem, born 5 
Dec, 1693, married Rebecca. Who was she? Samuel died in Sutton, 





99. Gibbs. John Gibbs, of Sudbury, married 31 May, 1694, Su- 
rah Cutler, of Reading. Who was she? 

100. Wheelek — White. Obadiah Wheeler , of Concord, married 
17 July, 1G72, Elizabeth White. Who was she? 

101. Brown. John Brown, of Reading, born 1698, son of John, 
born 1667. Wanted, information concerning his descendants. 

102. Jeffery. Silence Jeffery married, 1713, Joseph Bulkley of 
Concord, who was born 1670. Who was she? 

103. Hoar. Who was the husband of widow Joanna Hoar who 
died about 1661, the mother of Leonard Hoar, president of Harvard 

104. Ball. Deacon Eleazer Ball of Concord, born 1698; died in 
Rutland, 1765 ; married Abigail. Who were her parents? 

105. Garnett. Information desired concerning John and Mary 
Garnett, among the first settlers of Hingham. 

106. Beartell — Smith — Welch. William Beartell of Boston 
and wife Elizabeth had children born 1724-1732, among them Elizabeth. 
born 25 Sept., 1726. Whom dicLshe marry? who were the parents of 
Mr. and Mrs. Beartell, or Bertles? 

Isaac and Elizabeth Smith of Boston had children born 1749-1770, 
among them Mary, born 28 Mar., 1757. Whom did she marry? Was 
Eliz b . wife of Isaac, dan. of Wm. Beartell, above? Who were Isaac's 
parents, and grandparents? 

William son of Edw. and Eliz b . Walch, of Boston, born 21 Aug., 
1756. What became of him? 


Ingersoll. — p. 197, vol. 1. Mr. Lothrop Wittington, of London, 
states that the wife of Richard Ingersoll was Ann Spencer, probably of 
the Newbury family. Nathan N. Wittington. 

■ ■ 



In an old burying-ground known as the Bicknell cemetery, a few 
rods south of the "green store " in South Milford, may be seen, stand- 
ing side by side, in plain view of the road and facing it, two tall mar- 
ble slabs, worn and moss-grown, but with the following inscriptions 
deeply-cut and still perfectly legible : 


to the memory of 



who died 

Jan. 22, 1830, 

Aet. 6S. 

A stranger to this town I came, 
And left my father's house and home ; 
To heal the sick my mind was led, 
' And now I'm numbered with the dead. "~ 


to the memory of 


wife of 



who died 

Sept. 14, 1823, 

Aet. 52. 

A wife beloved, A friend so dear, 


Has left me in a vale of tears. 

Beneath the first of these slabs lies buried one avIio was reputed in 
bis life-time to be a physician of more than ordinary skill, and who has 
left behind him no small degree of local fame. His memory is even 
yet fresh in the hearts of the older residents of the vicinity, who re- 



member his reputation for great professional skill and learning, and 
tell us that in those days, no-young doctor in all that region was thought 
to have a proper start in his profession unless he had served an appren- 
ticeship with " old Doctor Thurber.'' 

Daniel Thurber was born in Rehoboth, Sept. 28, 1766. He was the 
son of Daniel Thurber, and a descendant in the fifth generation of 
James Thurber, who came from England and settled in Rehoboth be- 
tween 1680 and 1690. His boyhood was spent in the scenes and times 
that tried men's souls. Schools and colleges were little known, and the 
means of education were limited. Yet, by virtue of a good natural 
ability, and by making the most of his opportunities, he succeeded in 
acquiring a more than ordinary education preparatory to engaging in 
his professional studies. 

Early in life he made up his mind to study medicine. At the age of 
seventeen, he became a pupil of Dr. Isaac Fowler of Rehoboth, and re- 
mained with him three years. During this lime, he acquired little of 
the theoretical knowledge which is imparted to the medical student in 
our colleges to-day, but a great deal of that practical insight concerning 
human nature and the management of sick people, which comes only 
from the daily contact with men, women and children in the sickroom, 
and which is of even greater A'alue to the practitioner of medicine than 
any merely theoretical training can be. 

At twenty-one, he set up for himself. He had no diploma, and 
needed none. Indeed, it is estimated that at that time, out of over 3500 
medical practitioners in the colonies, there were less than 400 who had 
received medical degrees. If he needed any credentials, no doubt the 
recommendation of Dr. Fowler was sufficient, and as good as a Harvard 
diploma to-day. 

He established himself first in Pawtucket ; but failing to secure a liv- 
ing business with sufficient promptness to suit his needs, lie did as many 
of his successors have been compelled to do under similar circumstances 
— shook the dust off his feet, and sought a new field of labor. 

His next location was in the southeastern part of Mendon, adjoining 

the town of Bellingham. The attraction which led him to choose this 

part of the town, rather than the center, which was then and later a 

thriving village, seems to have been what was known as the Penniman 

store and public house, which was a center of trade for many miles 
around. This was kept by Elias Penniman, sometimes known as "Doc- 
tor," though he seems not to have done much in a professional line. 


j&tev it was sold to "Dr." Elias Parkman, and was known as the Park- 
nan place. To this day it is kept as a general store, and is known far 
,nd wide as f ' the green store." 

Here he succeeded in building up an extensive practice, and was soon 
urrounded by a large circle of faithful friends. For it seems to have 
>ecn characteristic of the man, and one of the chief causes of his success, 
hat he not only inspired bis patients with confidence in his professional 
kill, but also with a warm regard for him as a personal friend. In 
his way he surrounded himself with a large circle of friends and ad- 
uirers, with whom he always lived on terms of the closest intimacy. 

In an obituary notice of Dr. Thurber, it is stated that " for many 
r ears he was at the head of the medical profession in the community in 
vhich he lived. His labors have been extended far and wide. Times 
vithout number have his medical companions had reason to acknowl- 
edge the benefit of his counsel and the value of his experience. To 
hose of his own age he has ever borne himself with that uprightness of 
mrpose and candor of deportment which procured for him their pro- 
oundest regard and their lasting esteem ; while to his juniors in the 
>rofession, he ever displayed that affability and kindness which has 
embalmed his memory in the shrine of their affections." 

Ballon, who knew Mr. Thurber only by the reputation he had left 
)ehind him, says, in his History of Milford, f He was one of" the most 
)opular, trusted, and beloved physicians that ever gladdened the sick 

In 1811, he was received into membership by the Massachusetts Med- 
cal Societ}' upon examination. At a later date, both Harvard College 
md Brown University conferred upon him the honorary degree of M.D., 
ts a public testimonial of his professional skill and ability. 

As to his literary powers, they must be judged by the standard of 
he day in which he lived. He was somewhat given to writing verse, 
tnd it is probable that the epitaphs which arc inscribed upon the stones 
)f himself and wife, as given above, were his own composition. The 
bllowing " poem," written by Dr. Thurber, was handed to me by an 
iged resident who knew him well, and cherishes his memory. 

It may be of interest both as a sample of the literary productions of 
he day, and as showing the bent of mind of its author on religious sub- 


"Some go to church to take a ride, 

"Some 2,0 there to show their bride ; 

" Some 2,0 there just for a walk, 

" Some iro there to Inugh and talk ; 

" Some go there to meet a lover, 

" Some the impulse oft discover ; 

" Some go there to find a wife, ' 

" Some go there to breed a strife ; 

"Some go there to hear the news, 

" Some the Pastor to abuse ; 

" Some 2:0 there to hear them sing, 

"Some make their squalling voices ring;" 

" Some go there to sleep and nod, 

"But few go there to worship God. 

" While all this passes, I am not idle, 

" But stay at home and read my Bible." 

Notwithstanding Dr. Thurber's extensive practice and wide repute, 
it does not appear that he ever amassed any considerable amount of 
property. In consideration of the rate of charges common at that day, 
it was hardly possible that he should do more than eke out a com- 
fortable living. I have heard an aged resident tell of his careful attend- 
ance upon him in a case of a fractured extremity ; and how, when com- 
plete recovery had taken place and he asked for his bill, the old doctor 
replied, "Well, I guess about nine shillings," — a dollar and a half! 

But Dr. Thurber's reputation was not confined to the medical profes- 
sion. With his personal popularity and power of attaching friends 
to himself, he possessed ideal qualifications for a politician, and it is 
not strange that we find him entering the field of politics. In 1799, he 
was chosen a member of the school committee. In 1801 he was an un- 
successful candidate for representative to the General Court ; hut not 
until 1809 was he elected to that office. Thenceforward, up to a short 
time before his death, he was chosen to this office by his fellowtowns- 
men nearly every year, serving over twenty years in all. Once during 
the time, he changed his residence a few rods merely, coming thereby 
into the town of Bellingham, where he remained two years only. During 
these two 3 ears he was returned as representative from Bellingham. In 
1820, he was chosen delegate to the Constitutional Convention. In 



L829, and for several years thereafter, he was an unsuccessful candi- 
date for state senator. In 1830, and for the two following terms, he 
vas a prominent candidate for representative to the national Congress 
>n the Democratic ticket. The contest for the second term was very 
dose, and eight ballots were taken on di lie rent dates before the result was 
lecided. In each ballot save the last, Dr. Thurber received more votes 
n his own town than any other candidate. But now old age and in- 
jreasing infirmities removed him from the field. 

His age as given upon his tombstone is an error. He was in his sev- 
entieth year at the time of his death. In 1835, on his birthday, he 
writes in his diarv as follows : 

"This day I am S8 years old. I begin to feel more and more the in- 
irmitics of old age, my limbs begin to fail, my hand trembles, my 
speech is impaired, my memory is decaying, and I am sensible that I 
?hall have but a short time to remain an inhabitant of this world. With 
i heart overflowing with gratitude, I rive thanks to Almighty God that 
ie has preserved my life another year, and that I am permitted to enjoy 
i comfortable degree of bodily health." 

Dr. Thurber was twice married but left no children. His first wife was 
Dlive Penniman, who died Sept. 14, 1823, on which day he records in 
lis diary that "he has lived with her in peace and harmony almost 
wenty-five years." Oct. 28, 1824, he married Harriet Taft of Uxbridge, 
vho also preceded him to the world of spirits. 

In 1853, seventeen years after his death, the physicians who prac- 
ised their profession in the contiguous parts of Worcester, Norfolk and 
Middlesex counties, met in the office of Dr. Francis Leland in Mil ford 
,nd, after due deliberation, decided to organize a medical society; and 
ipon motion of Dr. John George Metcalf of Mendon, himself a worthy 
iontemporary and successor of Dr. Thurber, it was voted, "that in honor 
)f the late Daniel Thurber, M.D., of Mendon, this association shall be 
mown as the Thurber Medical Association." 

The society, that day organized, has continued to live and flourish, 
irawing its members from a considerable territory. It is supplied with 
i library of over one thousand volumes, holds monthly meetings for the 
liscussion of professional questions, and but recently celebrated its forty- 
second anniversary, with a larger membership than ever before in its 
listory. Thus has the name of Dr. Daniel Thurber been kept green 
n the minds of the profession and people of his vicinity, and will be, I 
rust, for many years to come. 



{Continued from page 21S.) 

Again, the tiles which form part of the floor of a chamber called the 
"Great Guard Chamber," in the Abbaye aux Homines at Caen, arc 
brought forward as instances of very early coats of arms ; and such 
they certainly would be, if we suppose them to have been laid down at 
the time of the foundation of the abbey in 10G4. But for this we 
have no authority, although thev are doubtless of very his-h antiquity. 
There are about twenty different coats, and these are repeated. They 
are only of two colors, brown and yellow. The coats themselves sug- 
gest to us some reasons for not allowing them the same antiquity as the 
abbey, which Mr. Ileuniker 1 is so desirous should be accorded to 
them. From the small number of coats it is probable that they were 
the arms of persons of rank who were benefactors to the abbey. 
Amongst them we find one seme of tleur-de-lys, probably the arms of 
France, which I have before stated does not appear to have existed 
prior to 1120. Another has three leopards passant; if we suppose this 
to be the arms of England, it must, according to the general opinion. 
have been after the marriage of Henry the Second with Eleanor oj 
Aquitaine ; for then Henry incorporated the single leopard of Aqui- 
taine with his own two ; and the three leopards are found on the sc:d> 
of his sons Richard the First and John. Moreover, we find amongst 
these tiles one having a quartered coat upon it. Now the custom of 
quartering arms is certainly not older than the end of the thirteenth 
century. Some of the earliest instances of quartered coats of good 
authority are : — The arms of Eleanor, wife of Edward the First, on 
her tomb in Westminster Abbey, and on the crosses erected to hei 
memory at Walt-ham, etc., they are quarterly Castile and Leon. A 
seal of Isabel, Queen of Edward the Second. And the seal of Edward 

the Third, after he took the arms of France 9 in right of his mother.- 


1 In a paper read before the Soc. Antiq. Feb. 7, 1788. 

2 Karnes in his History of Edward the Third, p. 155, tells us that they were first borne with the 
arms of England in the first and fourth quarters. There is a good paper on the Quartering of Arms 
in the Gentleman's Magazine, vol. xcvi. 

3 Isabel, daughter of Philip the fourth of France, and heir to her brothers Charles the Fourth 
Philip the Fifth, and Louis the Tenth. 


- . 


"he first English subject who used a quartered coat is said to have been 
ohn de Hastings, second Earl of Pembroke, A. d. 1348, who bore the 
rms of his maternal ancestor, Isabel de Valence, quartered with his 

It is true the Ivoll of Arms of Edward the Second 1 assigns to Sir 
imon de Montacute two coats quarterly ; which two coats that person 
ortainly made use of (though not quarterly), as is evident from his 
3al attached to the barons' letter to Pope Boniface the Eighth, a. d. 
301. It was therefore perhaps only an idea of the compiler, to show 
lat this Simon de Montacute was entitled to those coats. 

There are also two shields represented on the tiles 2 , which, besides 
le principal bearing, have a bend or bendlet over all. Now as the 
end or bendlet, when borne over other charges, was generally a d iffer- 
ice, that is, a mark to distinguish a younger branch, they seem to be- 
>ng to a period posterior to the first assumption of heraldic bearings. 

I conceive therefore that as yet, that is down to the time of the 
onquest, we have no proof of heraldic bearings having become of 
eneral use, still less that heraldry had become a science. There is 
pery probability that heraldry was first known in the German tourna- 
tents, which were so frequent in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, 
he Avord rf blazon" is from the German word " blasen," signifying "to 
low a horn 3 ." On the entrance of* any one into the lists, the heralds, 
tier they had satisfied themselves that he was of pure descent, sounded 
leir horns, to give notice to the marshals, and then blazoned forth 
leir arms ; that is, declared the bearing of the individual who pre- 
dated himself. The vast number of crests, of which the horn forms a 
art, which arc to be found in German heraldry, bears evident allusion 
) this custom. Yet granting to Germany the origin of heraldry, to 
ranee is due the honor of having reduced it to a science; nearly every 
at ion that has had anything to do with heraldry has made use of her 
ostein. Next to the French, those who have understood the science 
3st, and have cultivated it with most attention, have been the Ger- 
ians, English and Scotch ; and in degree in the order in which I have 
at them. In the reign of the second William, there is every reason 
i believe that heraldic distinctions began by degrees to be introduced. 

1 In Mus. Brit. Cott. MSS. Culig. A. xvui. 

; There are twenty of these tile.-; preserved in a gilt frame in the cloisters of the Benedictine ab- 

y at Caen. See Gent's Mag. vol. lix, p. 212; vol. lx, p. 710. 

■ Spend" would derive this word from Idasze or blasse, an old German word, signifying " a 

irk." See Ch. Max. Spener's " Alte wahre Ileroldskiinst, s. 18." 


The return of some who had been engaged in the crusade of 101>7 
would favor its introduction, as there the necessity of something of the 
kind would have conduced to its adoption by many. Indeed, the fre- 
quency of such bearings ms the cross, escallop, water-bouget, etc., in 
our earliest heraldry, will rather incline us to believe that such was the 
case. There is little doubt but that after this the custom increased 
rapidly, for in the time of Richard the First heraldry had become 
hereditary ; the sons bearing the arms of the father, with some differ- 
ence , the eldest adding (during the father's lifetime) the label, and the 
.other sons distinguishing themselves either by some additional charges, 
or by reversing, or by altering the colors. In the next reign but one, 
if not as early as this, the heralds had also, it would appear, fixed upon 
certain terms and rules, according to which existing arms should be 
described, and those which might hereafter be assumed or granted be 
regulated. This seems pretty certain from the existence of a MS. 
Roll of Arms 1 of the time of Henry the Third (and which from its 

internal evidence was clearly compiled at the time to which it is re- 
ferred), containing the description in terms of blazon of about two 
hundred and twenty coats ; and these bearings are described in accord- 
ance with certain fixed rules, and little differing from the manner in 
which the same coats are now blazoned. ' < 

In the succeeding reigns the science rapidly increased in importance 
and use. The king, as also many of the chief nobility, began to have 
heralds attached to their households. These officers often having the 
name of some cognisance or badge of the f amily or person to whom 
they belonged, as " Faucon," a herald of Edward the Third, the 
falcon being a favorite badge of that monarch ; f Blanch-Sanglier " of 
Richard the Third, the white boar being one of his badges. Such also 
were the " Egle-Vert," pursuivant to Richard Nevil, Earl of Salis- 
bury 2 , and "Rouge-Dragon" and "Portcullis" of Henry the Seventh 
and Henry the Eighth. These heralds in the exercise of their ollice, in 
attending tournaments and other pageantries, would acquire some con- 
siderable knowledge of heraldry and genealogy, and would probably 
make collections of the arms of persons who assembled together on 
particular occasions, or who belonged to particular counties or dis- 
tricts. jS t ow of such collections there are a great many still in cxi.>l- 

1 In the College of Arms, in a volume entitled " Miscellanea Curiosa," marked L. 14. 

2 Derived from the arms of Monthermer — or, an eagle displayed vert— through the Montagu* 
Earls of Salisbury. 


ence, and they are undoubtedly some of the best authorities we can 
have for the arms of the persons who lived at the time such collections 
K r erc made. It must be understood that I speak only of the arms 
sither illuminated or described in terms of blazon ; we are not obliged 
to £,ive credence to all the fables and absurdities which thev ffive us of 
:he manner in which the arms were acquired. For these heralds were 
it first frequently eitli or old servants or soldiers, whose services were 
ihus rewarded, but who did not possess much knowledge of history or 
;>f literature of any kind. 

Heraldry now also came much in use as an architectural decoration, 
particularly in buildings of an ecclesiastical nature; and in no way per- 
laps does heraldry please the eye so much as when its gorgeousness 
contrasts with the gray tracery of Gothic architecture, or when its ad- 
mirably contrasted tints enrich the light which streams through the 
indent casement. 

Such coats will always be excellent authorities for the bearings of in- 
dividuals, when other circumstances are sufficiently strong to identify 
he persons with the coats. It is almost unnecessary to point out in- 
stances of architectural heraldry, as they occur in most parts of Europe ; 
i>ut I may mention, as rich examples in England, the cloisters of Can- 
terbury Cathedral, 1 and the excellent restoration of the Cathedral it- 
self ; King's College Chapel, Cambridge, and on the tombs in West- 
minster Abbey; and, I might add, most of our old cathedrals. 

Arms in stained glass windows is another application of heraldry, 
which has always a splendid effect, and may be generally taken as good 
mthority for the right bearing, when, as I have before said, they can 
)e identified with the person. 

But there is another way in which heraldry was brought into use, and 
Due of the most useful and beautiful of its applications ; I allude to 
seals. There are instances of arms on seals as early as the eleventh 
century, if we can rely upon Uredins, 2 who gives us a seal of Robert le 
Prison, Earl of Flanders, attached to a deed dated 1072. 3 The Earl is 
represented on horseback, and his shield has a lion upon it. A seal of 
Louis le Jeune of France is known, which has a single fleur-de-lys upon 
it. Many of these seals were very large, and as the arts advanced be- 
3ame of very elaborate design, generally of a Gothic architectural char- 

1 Heraldic Notices of Canterbury Cathedral. Willement. 4to. 1827. 
1 Expositio in Sigilla Comiturn Flandrhu. 

3 The authenticity of the instrument, to which this seal is attached, is not allowed by Mabillon 
ind others. 


acter, and having a legend round the whole of the name and title of the 
owner. A great number of .such seals, of an early date, are still extant, 
and form the very best authority that can be had for heraldic bearings, 
as they come to us with the full authority of the persons themselves : 
and not of heraldic bearings only, they are also of indisputable authority 
on dress, architecture, and on the form of the letters of three several 

Heraldry appears to have attained its greatest lustre in the reigns of 
Edward the Third and Richard the Second. The frequent tournaments, 
rendered so much in vogue by the example set by the doughty Edward 
and his gallant sons, the institution of the Order of the Garter, and the 
crowd of noble foreigners who resorted to the court of Edward, all con- 

* — - * 

tributed to bring forth heraldry in all its splendour. 

In the reign of Richard the Third, an important event took place con- 
nected with heraldry. This monarch appears to have been favourable 
to the culture of heraldry : for in the very first year of his reign he 
granted a charter of incorporation to his officers of arms, by the name 
of the College of Heralds, 1 and gave them many privileges. 2 


1668. — Declaration of selectmen of Concord that Joseph Hale has no 
estate with which to support a wife. Is a brother-in-law of Thomas 
Jenkes of Concord. 

1668. — Bacon vs. Dutton. Depositions of Mary Bacon act. three 
score ; Febi Pers, set. 20; Michael Bacon, Sen., a3t. about 60. Thos. 
Dutton lived at Reading for seven years, and at Woburn 10 years. 
Testimony by neighbors at Reading as to his good character. Dutton 
was accused of stealing silver spoons. 

s 1668. — 5-5. Deposition of Wm. Osborne of Concord, set. 24, or 
thereabouts, heard John Hoar say at Ensign Wm. Busse's house, that 
the blessing which his master Bulkley pronounced in dismissing the 
public assembly in the meeting house was no better than vain babbling. 

1 Charles the Sixth had incorporated the heralds in France in 140G; Frederic the First of Prus- 
sia founded a herald's college in 1707; and in the Netherlands there was a"Chambredc l'Ollice 
d' Amies" in 1G28. 

2 This charter may be seen in Rymer's Focdera, vol. xii, p. 215. 


Continued from page 290. 

70. Caleb Bishop, married, in 1744, Abigail Parmelee, daughter of 
oseph Parmelee, of Guilford, and Abigail Kimberly, of New Haven, 
>orn Jan. 31, 1719. She died Feb. 8, 1780. He died in Guilford, 
<"eb. 16, 1785. 

195 Prudence, b. Nov. 3, 1745; d. s., Oct. 5, 1820. 

196 Linus, b. May 10, 1749 ; m. widow Sarah Chapman. 

197 Russell, b. Dec. 12, 1752 ; m. Abigail Bartlett. 

75. James Bishop married first, Nov. 14, 1762, Silence Dowd, daugh- 
er of Joseph Dowd and Mary Grimes, of Guilford, born March 12, 
743. She died Jan. 26, 1763, and he married, second, Nov. 19, 1764, 
lannah Bishop. Fie died in Guilford, March 10, 1788. Children 
>3 r second marriage only. 

198 James, b. Oct. 2, 1765. 

199 Esther, b. May 7, 1767; m. John Todd. 

200 Stephen, b. Feb. 24, 1771 ; d. July 24, 1773. 

201 Titus, b. Dec. 29, 1773 ; m. Mary Hunger. 

202 Hannah, b. 1775 ; m. Dickerman Hall. . 

203 Giles, b. July, 1786 ; went to E. Haddam. 

77. Nathaniel Bishop married Abigail Francis. He removed to 
lamden, Conn. She died Feb. 12, 1770. 

204 Thalmene, m. Mary Benton. 

205 Leonard, in. Hoppin. 

206 Servilia, m. Aaron Coe. 

207 'Hamilton, s. 

208 Nabby, d. s., 1888. 

209 Leverett, m. Sibyl White. 

210 Roxalana, s. 

211 W illiam G eorge . 

212 Sylvia, m. Scoville. 

^\ . 

81. John Bishop married Nov. 1, 1753. Hannah Holchlvjn, daughter 
>f Abraham Hotchkin, of Guilford, and Hannah Maltby, of Say brook, 



born Fel). 16, 1733. She died Jan. 9, 1820. He died in Guilford, 
April 3, 1807. 

213 Prudence, b. Aug. 4, 175-4; m. Saul Foster. 

214 John, b. Sept. 3, 1750; m. Irene Bartlett. 

215 Lias, b. July, 1759; m. Molly Judd. 

216 Rachel, b. 1761 ; m. William Bailey. 
~- —•> 217 William, b. 1763 ; m. Lucy Kelsey. 

83. Deborah Bishop married Jan. 10, 1743, Jehiel Evarts of Guil- 
ford, son of Joseph Evarts and Hannah Scranton, of Guilford, born 
March 24, 1719. Tiny removed to Killing worth. 

Nathan, b. Jan 8, 1744; d. inf. 

Jehiel, b. April 9, 1746 ; in. Jerusha Nettleton. 

Daniel, b. March 12, 1748; m. Sarah -; no ch. 

Joseph, b. Jan. '20, 1751; m. Elizabeth Hall. 

John, b. Jan. 20, 1751. 

Iluldah, b. June 19, 1753: m. Moses Griswold. 

Deborah, b. Jan. 4, 1756. 

Jeremiah, b. June 14, 1758. 

Joel, b. Nov. 17, 1761 ; m. Lydia ; no ch. 

Hannah, b. March 10, 1764 ; d. s. 
> — Nathan, b. June 10, 1767; m. Tamar Kelsey. 

85. David Bishop married April 17, 1755, Andrea Fowler, daughter 
of Benjamin Fowler and Andrea Morgan, of Guilford, born Sept. 12, 
1724 [she was daughter of Capt. John Morgan, of Preston, Conn.]. 
She died Jan. 24, 1815. He died in Guilford, June 25, 1792. 

218 Andrea, b. Feb. 28, 1756; d. March 28, 1757. 

219 David, b. July 29, 1757 ; m. Deborah Fowler. 

220 Huldah, b. March!, 1759; m. Eber Lee. 

221 Margaret, b. Nov. 10, 1760; d. Sept. 21, 1764. 

222 Jonathan, b. Oct. 19, 1762 ; m. Iluldah Chapman. 

223 Jared, b. Oct. 22, 1764; m. Mary Munson. 

87. Sarah Bishop married Feb. 3, 1762, Miles Hall, of Guilford, 
son of John Hall and Jerusha Johnson, of Guilford, born in Guilford, 
Oct. 23, 1740. He died Oct. 26, 1841. She died April 8, 1792. 

Sarah, b. Sept. 12, 1763; m. Samuel Evarts. 
John, b. 1765'; d. Oct. 6, 1769. 
Nathan, b. 1767; d. Oct. 14, 1771. 
Jerusha, b. Aug. 10, 1771 ; m. Luther Stone. 
John, b. May 21, 1775 ; m. Hannah Griswold. 


93. Reuben Bishop married, first, March 9, 1757, Ann Wright, 
o died, leaving two children, Jan. 17, 1765. He married, second, 
c. 12, 1768, widow Sarah Walkley of Haddam ; residence, Durham, 

224 Joel, b. Oct, 2, 1759; of Clarkesfield, N. Y. / 

225 Reuben, b. June 4, 1762; m. Abigail Wright. 

By second wife : 

226 Anna, b. Nov., 1769; m. Jesse Crane. 

227 Benjamin, d. ag. 17. 

228 Rachel, m. Noah Cone. 

98. Jonas Bishop married Jan., 17(53, Phebe Crane. He died in 

tilford, Jan. 30, 1804. 

229 Timothy, of Cold Spring, L. I. 
280 Phebe, m. Jesse Atwell. 

231 Zebulon, m. Clarissa Tibbals. 

99. Mary Bishop married, first, Sept. 12, 1753, Jaied Seward, of 
irham, Conn., son of Joseph Seward and Hannah Crane, of Durham, 
rn Feb. 22, 1729. After his death she married, second, Edward 
ick ; residence, Durham. 

Elnathan, bp. Feb. 16, 1755. 
Hannah, bp. June 55, 1758. 

100. Hannah Bishop married Dec. 21, 1757, John Norton, of Dur- 
[n, son of Lt. John Norton and Deborah Norton, of Durham, born 
irch 1, 1734. She died Dec. 13, 1772. He married, second, Sarah 
intor, and died July 2, 1807. 

Hannah, b. May 7, 1758 ; m. Benjamin Taintor. 

Rebecca, b. Nov. 2u, 1759; m. Christopher Parks. 

John, b. June 16, 1763; d. 1785. 

Lucy, b. Sept. 27, 1765 ; d. Nov. 20, 1766. 

Sally, b. Dec. 10, 1767. 

Joel, b. April 24, 1771 ; m. Semantha Johns. 

Sally, b. Dec. 13, 1772; m. Stephen Johns. 

103. Sarah Bishop married, first, Oct. 19, 1758, Eber Watrous, of 
irham. She married, second, Dec. 1.7, 1767, Joseph Wright, of 





115. Rachel Bishop married Sept. 20, 17G8, Zebulon Hale of Guil- 

Anna. b. Jan. 11, 1770; m. Oweu Leach. 
Achsah, b. Oct. 5. 1771 ; m. Samuel Baldwin. 
Ruth, b. Oct. 3, 1773; m. Luman Blatchley. 
Clarinda, b. July 14. 1775 ; m. Joshua Francis. 
Stata, b. July 18, 1777 ; m. Seth Ilotchkin. 
William, b. June 8, 17-sO ; m. Martha Buell. 
Elias, b. Sept. 19, 1782; m. Esther Nettleton. 
Rachel, b. Jan. 15, 1785; m. Samuel Maynard. 
Harvey, b. Jan. 16, 1787; m. Harriet Cramp ton. 

Abigail, b. April 7, 1789 ; m. Cowles. 

Sarah, b. July 24, 1791 ; m. Amaziah Stevens. 
Zebulon, b. Feb. 13, 1791; m. Clarissa Scranton. 

117. Thomas Bishop married Sept. 21, 1767, Ann Francis, of Kil- 
lingworth, Conn. He died in 1774, and she married, second, Abijah 

232 Seth, b. Jan. 23, 1768; m. Hannah Parmelee. 

233 Huldah, bp. Feb. 18, 1770; m. Samuel Watrous. 

234 Wealthy, bp. Feb. 16, 1772; d. inf. 

118. Johnson Bishop married Jan. 1, 1777, Lucy Leete, daughter 
of Reuben Leete and Lucy Bartlett, of Guilford, born in 1753. She 
died May 14, 1813. He died in Guilford, Jan. 25, 1820. 

235 John, b. May 9, 1778; d. Dec. 30, 1778. 

236 Achsah, b. Dec. 17, 1780; m. Miner Bradley. 

237 Lucy, b. March 9, 1784 ; m. Abel Kimberly. 

238 Betsey, b. Oct. 22,1789; d. s., Sept. 6, 1864. 

119. Abigail Bishop married Oct. 1, 1773, Ebenezer Bragg, of 


122. Aimer Bishop married, first, Oct.- 20, 1791, Thankful Buell. 
who was born Dec. 12, 1767, and died Sept. 12, 1806. He married, 
second, Jan. 1, 1807, Dilecta Backus, born Sept. 15, 1776. He died 
• in Guilford, Dec. 8, 1825. 

239 Matilda, b. July 10, 1792 ; m. Theodore Ilopson. 

240 Augustus, b. Dec. 31, 1793; m. Mary Walkley. 

241 John S., b. Feb. 9, 1796 ; m. Fanny Norton. 


242 Betsy, b. Feb. 14, 1798; m. Elisha Gladding. 

243 Bildad, b. Jan. 24, 1800 ; hi. Nancy Chittenden. 

244 Polly Abigail, b. Dec. 26, 1801 ; in. William Linn. 

245 Benjamin,!). June 8, 1804; d. s., 182G. 

By second wife : 

246 Peyton Randolph, b. May 8, 1810 ; m. Mary Jones. 

247 Abner Bostwick, b. Feb. 23, 1813 ; d. June 30, 1827. 

248 Edwin Eli, b. Nov. 15, 1815 ; d. Feb. 3, 1826. 

249 Sophia Thankful, b. July 13, 1817. 

126. Mabel Bishop married Oct. 9,1758, Joseph Stone, of Guilford, 
son of Joseph Stone and Hannah Hotchkiss, of Guilford, born May 8, 
1734. He died Feb. 8, 1815. She died June 15, 1789. 

Mabel, b. June 27, 1759 ; m. Daniel Dibble. 
Mina, b. March 30, 1765; m. Daniel Dibble. 

132. Khoda Bishop married, as second wife, Oct. 28, 1761, Joseph 
Chittenden, of Guilford. She died without issue, May 1, 1772. He 
lied leaving six children, Jan. 8, 1793. 

133. Beriah Bishop married July 24, 1750, Lucy Morse, daughtei 
)f Dea. Seth Morse and Hannah Faulkner, of Guilford, born Aug. 30. 
1725. He died Nov. 25, 1756. She died Nov. 15, 1754. 

250 Nathaniel, b. June 2, 1751 ; m. Ruth Bartlett. 

136. Elizabeth Bishop married Dec. 25, 1760, Samuel Robinson, of 
jruilford, son of Samuel Robinson and Rachael Strong, of Guilford, 
)orn April 5, 1725. He died Oct. 16, 1802. She died March 1, 1797. 
Samuel, b. March 1.2, 1762; m. Content Robinson. 

138. Samuel Bishop married, first, March 9, 1757, Hannah Page, 
>f Branford, born 1738, who died Feb. 25, 1782. He married, second, 
May 18, 1785, Mary Seward, of Durham. 

251 Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1760. 

252 Samuel, b. Dec. 2, 1763; d. Nov. 16, 1766. 

253 John Page, b. June 20, 1771. 

146. Jesse Bishop married Dec. 23, 1779, Anna Barnes, born 1741, 
vho died Oct. 19, 1812. He died in Guilford, Sept. 24, 1807. 



254 Anna, b. April 23, 1782. 

255 Jesse Barnes, b. Aug. 19, 1783 ; went to Burton, O. 

256 Samuel, b. Oct. 9, 1784; d. inf. 

257 Hannah, b. Aug. 19, 1786; m. Wm. Chittenden. 

147. Abiah Bishop married, first, Ruth Snow, Jan. 2, 1753, who 
died without children, Sept. 13, 1753. He married, second, Oct. 24, 
1756, Abigail Strong of East Hampton, L. I. He died in Guilford, Nov. 
30, 1765. 

258 Ruth, b. May 17, 1759; d. July 1, 1763. 

259 Ezra, b. Feb. 26, 1761 ; m. Rachel Chittenden. 

260 Abigail, b. June 13, 1762. 

261 Lois, b. 1765 ; ra. Roger Spencer. 
262 1 

148. Temperance Bishop married Giles Chittenden, son of Gideon 
Chittenden and Abigail Bishop (No. 53), born Dec. 8, 1731. He re- 
moved to New Milford, Conn. 

Lorain a. 



153. Eber Bishop went to New Milford. 

154. Beulah Bishop married Oct. 12, 1774, Thomas Fowler, of 
Guilford, son of Ebenezer Fowler and Desire Bristol of Guilford, born 
July 21, 1752. He died Dec. 2, 1776, and she married, second, Dr. 
Foster, of Meriden. 

Beulah, bp. June 29, 1777; m. Benjamin Hall. 
Thomas, bp. June 29, 1777 ; m. Lois Whedon. 

(To be continued.) \J fc-i \\ \ V V 

VV iggins — Marble . 


Deposition of Joseph Hallo well and Ann Edmands that Capt. Mar- 
shall at Lynn did marry at his house John Wiggins and Ruhamah Mar- 
ble of Med ford. 

Goodman Marble and wife were present. Parties were not published 
according to law. Dec, 1668. Md. Co. (Mass.) court tiles. 

1 In the original MSS, written " Mina, b. 1708; m. Daniel Dibble; " then partly erased. 


(Continued from page 280.) 

1755, Jan. 25 — Nathanael Belcher, Jr., of Chelsea, and Mrs. Ann 
Dowse, of Bilerica. 

Vlay 12 — Charles, servant to the hon 1,le Sam 1 Watts, esq., and Charity, 
servant to Nathan Oliver, esq. 

Sept. 4 — Joseph Whittemore and Mrs. Deborah Brentnall. 

Sept. 10 — Hezekiah Whittemore and Mrs. Mary Hollo way. 

Sept. 10 — Josiah Gleason and Mrs. Sarah Tewksberry. 

Sept. 18 — Nathan Burditt of Maiden, and Mrs. Elizabeth Watts ot 

)ec. 13— Thomas Mailett and Mrs. Keziah Atwood. 

.756, Jan. 20 — Fortune and Hagar, servants to Mr. Jonathan Bill. 

Fan. 26 — Amos Brown and Mrs. Lydia Bos worth. 

Lpril 10 — hon bie Samuell Watts, esq., and Mrs. Sarah Oxnard of Bos- 

filly 28 — John Reed of Boston, and Mrs. Hannah Eustiee. 

)ec. 8 — Joshua Eustiee and Mrs. Abiel Sprague of Medford. 

)ec. 25 — James Floyd and Mrs. Hannah Bill. 

757, April 16 — Thomas Mullet and Mary Allen. 

uly 9 — Joseph Pratt of Maiden, and Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague. 
uly 23 — William Wilkins and Mrs. Lydia Poach. ~ : 
uly 25 — Joseph Green of Stoneham, and Mrs. Martha Sprague. 
Jov. 2 — Isaac Lewis, 3d, and Mrs. Mary Downing. 
)ee. 5 — Nathaniel Henderson and Mrs. Elizabeth Pomeroy. 
)ec. 15 — Jonathan Fuller of Boston, and Mrs. Mary Tuttle. 

758, May 12 — Phillips Pay son of Chelsea, and Mrs. Elizabeth Stone 
of Weston. 

lay. 12 — Josiah Hitchings and Mrs. Anna Lincing Stone of Chelsea, 
une 3 — John Reed of Boston, and Mrs. Phebe Brintnall of Chelsea. 
>ept. 2 — John Tuckesberry and Mrs. Anne Ball, both of Chelsea. 
)ec. 21 — William Bordmau, Jr. and Mrs. Abigail Livingston, both of 

759, Jan. 15 — John Okes and Mrs. Jemima Millett, both of Chelsea, 
an. 27 — Ceasar, a servant to Capt. John Sale, and Susannah, a servant 

to Mr. John Tuttle. 
^eb. 8 — Benjamin Shought of Maiden, and Mrs. Elizabeth Stowers of 

larch 18— Huo-h Floyd and Mrs. Rachel Floyd, both of Chelsea. 




March 18— William Leaverit of Medford, and Mrs. Rachel Watts of 

Sept. 9 — Jonathan Berry of Chelsea, and Mrs. Joanna Redding of 

Sept. 30 — Sam 11 Ginks and Mrs. Mary Hanes of Chelsea. 
Nov. 23 — David Barker and Mrs. Mehitteble Brintnall, both of Chelsea. 
1760, March 10 — John Ilompray and Mrs. Mary Porch, both of Chelsea. 
March 10 — Abidger Hastings of Boston, and Mrs. Martha Eingrams of 

March 27 — Sam 1 Boidman of Chelsea, and Mrs. Abiagall Grover of 


{To be continued. 


{Continued from page 230.) 

Dnrivage, Nicholas. At Dedham, Mons., N. D. to Miss Nancy Baker. 

(VV. Jan. 30, 1788.) 

The town records of Dedham read: By the Rev d M r Haven, Jan y 23, 

1788, Francois Nicolas Caillian Durivage and Miss Anna Baker, both 

of Dedham. 
Durton, Lt. Ebenezer. At Concord (N. H. ), Lt. E. D. to Miss Betsy 

Bryant. (S. Nov. 22, 1794.) 
Duteau, Catharine, m. Isaac Stevens. 
Dnton, Susanna, m. Russel Meers. 
Dj^er, Elizabeth, m. Luther Brownell. 
Dyer, John. In this town, on Sunday evening last, Mr. J. D. to Miss 

Polly Jasper, both of this town. (S. March 31, 171)2.) 

Dyer, Mary, m. Capt. Stephen Smith. 

{To be continued.) 


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leeds'and patient suffering. 

Price, $3. Published by Charles C. Saffell, 224 W. Fayette street, 
Baltimore, Md. 

Rev. George M. Bodge announces a second edition of his Soldiers in 
ung Philip's War, enlarged and revised. This book is invaluable. 
3 rice $5. 



The Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts have printed their 
proceedings for 1894, and also the address of S. A. Bent, Esq., " Why 
was Louisburg twice besieged," and the diary of Nathaniel Knap at the 
siege of 17,58. 

This latter is exceedingly rich in local points and throws much addi- 
tional light upon the conduct of the colonial soldiery. 

The Street Genealogy is ready for delivery. The volume contains 
550 pages and is very exhaustive. Price $5. 

Chute Genealogies. A volume of genealogical records relating to 
Chute and allied families, particularly those which have branches in the 
Maritime Provinces of Canada. Published by Eben Putnam, Salem. 


107. Can any one give the names of the parents of Rebecca Jaquith 
of Dunstable, who married Rev. Phineas Spalding (Baptist) of West- 
ford, 1 7 7 H , and went to Western Reserve, Ohio? Also any information 
concerning the Jaquith family. » W. F. Morton. 

108. Thomas. "Joseph Thomas moved from Springfield, Mass., 
and located with his family at Lebanon, Conn., about the year 1700. 
Information is wanted of his son Rowland, born about 1685, and his 
descendants. 5 ' James W. Bixby. ^ 

109. Norwich, Conn. Anything in regard to the ancestry of these 
persons, whose marriages are recorded on the town records of Norwich, 
Conn., will be gratefullv received. 

Thomas Wood and Experience Abell, married Jan. 26, 1720. 
Joseph Wood and Hannah Carrier, married Nov. 28, 1720. 
Ebeuezer Wood and Mary Rudd, married March 12, 1718. 
Eliphalet Wood and Mary Hough, married Oct. 2, 172^;- 
Ebenezer Lamb and Mary Armstrong, married May 6, 1690. 

Frank B. Lamb. 


The husband of Joanna Hoar was Charles Hoar, Sheriff in 1634 of 
Gloucester, Eng. She came to New England a widow with her sons, 
and was ancestress of the Hoar family in America. Her maiden name 
was Henchman, and she was a sister of Major Thomas Henchman of 
Concord and Chelmsford, the celebrated Indian tighter in the French 
and Indian wars. 

She had another sister, Margaret Henchman, who married a Hopkins, 
and wdiose daughter, Sarah Hopkins, married Captain John Goldthwait 
of Salem and Boston (Collector and Assessor of Boston for many years ). 
whose son, Ezekiel Goldthwait, was for many years Town Clerk ol 
Boston, and Register of Deeds for Suffolk Co. 

R. Goldtfiwaite Carter, U. S. Army. 







50 Cents. 

Hi5loric $form5 * * 

Is the title of a book which 
contains a history of the great 
storms, hot waves, dark days 
etc., during the past three 

It is a "mighty" interesting 
book. $1.50 

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Post Office Addkess, Box 301, Salem. 

Will make careful searches regarding: frenealogies of Essex 
County families, at moderate rates. Ancestral lines compiled and 
abstracts of wills, deeds, etc., supplied from records. Particular at- 
tention given to the early County Court records. . . Information 
given in regard to probable cost of compiling and printing genealo- 
gies and town histories. 

Mr. Putnam is contemplating another visits for genealogical pur- 
poses, to England. lie will he pleased to hear from persons desiring 
searches made there or on the continent. 





A New Series, Including Marijlehead, Peabody, Danveks and Beverly, of 

Historic Subjects and Principal Places of Interest. 

Mr. Cousins offers the public a series of over 700 photographs, 7x9 inches, 
mounted or unmounted, of historic subjects. This is the most complete col- 
lection ever made of any locality. In addition to these is an extensive series 
showkig the architectural beauties of old colonial doorways, stairways, fire- 
places and interiors, for which Salem is noted. 



The Hawthorne Tile, made at the famous Staffordshire pottery, in England, 
showing Hawthorne, his birthplace, the House of the Seven Gables and the 
old Town Pump, 50 cents. 



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